Projects

Projects at CEAero are generally associated to ongoing research activities. Most topics are in the field of Wind Engineering and require to different extent wind tunnel testing. The experimental work is usually performed in the Closed-Circuit Research and Educational Wind Tunnel (R&EWT) at DTU Civil Engineering and/or in the collaborative Climatic Wind Tunnel (CWT) at FORCE Technology, Department of Hydro and Aerodynamics.

Due to the overlap in research areas there is a close collaboration with the Civil Engineering Structural Dynamics group, CESDyn. Students are welcome to join leading edge research on different levels; in frame of specialized courses (three weeks), BSc and MSc projects, or as a PhD student or in a Post-Doc position.

The list below gives you an overview on ongoing and completed projects and topics in the recent past. Additionally, some subjects are suggested for future projects.

 


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Wind & Snow Engineering (Architectural & Structural Engineering)

Experimental simulation of snowdrift and accumulation on and around buildings

Keywords: wind tunnel testing, photometry, method development

Contact: Holger Koss, Jennifer Fiebig

Wind & Snow Engineering (Architectural & Structural Engineering)

Interaction of wind and snow load in arctic regions

Keywords: wind tunnel testing, photometry, parametric study of building design

Contact: Holger Koss, Jennifer Fiebig

Wind Engineering

Influence of turbulent atmospheric boundary layer on wind load

Keywords: wind tunnel testing, surface wind pressure, high-rise buildings

Contact: Holger Koss, Marie Skytte Thordal

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Wind Engineering

Effect of building height on the characteristic wind loads

Keywords: wind tunnel testing, surface wind pressure, high-rise buildings

Contact: Holger Koss, Marie Skytte Thordal

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Wind Engineering

Optimisation of the wind load on a high-rise building by shape modifications

Keywords: wind tunnel testing, surface wind pressure, high-rise buildings

Contact: Holger Koss, Marie Skytte Thordal

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Wind Engineering

Vortex shedding of circular members on lattice towers

Keywords: literature study, wind tunnel testing, vortex shedding, dynamic excitation

Contact: Holger Koss

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Wind Engineering

Influence of flow characteristic and wind tunnel design on characteristic wind load

Keyword: wind tunnel testing, different wind tunnels, generic shapes, surface pressures

Contact: Holger Koss

Wind Engineering

Transferability of wind climate data

Keywords: literature study, field measurements, wind tunnel study

Contact: Holger Koss

Architectural Wind Engineering

Urban Climate: influence of vegetation on local urban microclimate

Keywords: literature study, field measurements, wind tunnel study, numerical simulation

Contact: Holger Koss

Computational Wind Engineering

Simulating wind loads on generic shapes using CFD

Keywords: numerical simulation with ANSYS Fluent, comparison to wind tunnel data

Contact: Holger Koss, Jianhua Fan

Computational & Architectural Wind Engineering

Simulation of urban microclimate using different numerical tools

Keywords: numerical simulation with ANSYS Fluent, comparison to wind tunnel and full-scale data

Contact: Holger Koss, Jianhua Fan

Computational Wind Engineering

Effect of trees on ground-near wind conditions

Keywords: numerical simulation with ANSYS Fluent, comparison to wind tunnel data

Contact: Holger Koss, Jianhua Fan

 

 


ONGOING

Type: Academic Ph.D Project
Period: Nov.2009 - Oct.2012 

Integration of CFD in Structural and Architectural Wind Engineering

Student: Nina Gall Jørgensen
Supervisor(s): Holger H. Koss ; Christos T. Georgakis ; Lotte B. Jensen
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Type: Industrial Ph.D Project
Period: Dec.2009 - Nov.2012

Understanding of Bridge Cable Vibration Mechanisms under varying Meteorological Conditions

Student: Giulia Matteoni
Supervisor(s): Christos T. Georgakis ; Holger H. Koss
Industry partner: IPU
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Type: Academic Ph.D Project
Period: Nov.2009 - Oct.2012

Cable Aerodynamic Control

Student: Kenneth Kleissl
Supervisor(s): Christos T. Georgakis ; Holger H. Koss
Industry partner: FORCE Technology, Department of Hydro and Aerodynamic
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Type: M.Sc. Project – Structural Engineering
Period: Sep. 2012 - Jan. 2013

Prediction and simulation of aerodynamic instability of iced bridge cable section

Student: Mia Schou Lund
Supervisor(s): Holger H. Koss
Industry partner: FORCE Technology, Department of Hydro and Aerodynamic

Type: M.Sc. Project – Structural Engineering
Period: Sep.2012 - Feb. 2013

Wind load and response of a low-rise building: comparison of the State-of-the-Art

Student: Moussa Acharkaui 
Supervisor(s): Holger H. Koss

Type: B.Sc. Project – Architectural Engineering
Period: Sep. 2012 - Jan. 2013

Application of Gehl-method in connection with simulation-based prediction of urban life quality 

Student: Tine Alrø Christensen ; Niklas Bahrenscheer 
Supervisor(s): Holger H. Koss

Type: B.Sc. Project – Architectural Engineering
Period: Sep. 2012 - Jan. 2013

Development of wind comfort criteria for bicycling in urban areas 

Student: Lasse Hamborg Nielsen ; Kasper Villumsen 
Supervisor(s): Holger H. Koss

Type: M.Sc. Project – Structural Engineering
Period: Feb.-Oct. 2012

Development and analysis of a variable rotational friction tuned mass damper 

Student: Andrej Cibicik 
Supervisor(s): Holger H. Koss; Imad Mualla 
Industry partner: DAMPTECH A/S 

 


COMPLETED

 

2012

Type: M.Sc. Project – Structural Engineering
Period: Feb.-Aug. 2012

Development of aerodynamic loads under icing of bridge cables

Student: Ali Kordzadeh Kermani
Supervisor(s): Holger H. Koss
Industry partner: FORCE Technology, Department of Hydro and Aerodynamic

Type: M.Sc. Project – Architectural Engineering
Period: Feb.-June 2012

Quantification of influence of facade design on pedestrian wind comfort

Student: Johanna Meibohm
Supervisor(s): Holger H. Koss ; Christian Heidenreich
Academic partner: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany

Type: Optional Project – Architectural Engineering
Period: Feb. 2012 - Jun. 2012

Swayway - Renewable Energy & Architecture

Student: Lise Mansfeldt ; Stine Redder Pedersen ; Christian Nygaard Sørensen 
Supervisor(s): Holger H. Koss ; Teresa Surzycka ; Peter Sommer-Larsen
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Type: M.Sc. Project – Structural Engineering
Period: Sep. 2011 - Feb. 2012

Dynamic characteristics of a high-rise building: assessment of Smaratorg Tower in Reykjavik

Student: Jóhannes B. Bjarnason ; Atli Örn Hafsteinsson
Supervisor(s): Holger H. Koss ; Einar Thor Ingolfsson

Type: B.Sc. Project – Structural Engineering
Period: Aug. 2011 - Jan. 2012

Vortex shedding and galloping on a rectangular cross section

Student: Malte Peter Pejstrup Larsen
Supervisor(s): Holger H. Koss ; Svend Ole Hansen
Industry partner: Svend O. Hansen ApS

Type: M.Sc. Project – Structural Engineering
Period: Sep. 2011 - Jan. 2012

Wind load assessment using the advanced Embedded Large Eddy Simulation (ELES) hybrid model

Student: Alf Lassen Nielsen
Supervisor(s): Holger H. Koss ; Jianhua Fan ; Nina G. Jørgensen ; Jens Christian Bennetsen
Industry partner: Rambøll