Awards

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Davenport Medal
   

Senior Awards (Davenport Medal)

Year

Name

Introduction

2016

Yukio Tamura
Yukio Tamura

Prof. Y. Tamura was awarded the IAWE Senior Award for his many contributions to wind engineering, its growth and its dissemination. He has an exceptionally strong and remarkable record of outstanding achievements in significant and original contribution to wind engineering research and education, applications to wind engineering practice and international community involvement. His career till now was devoted to the rational wind-resistant design method of buildings and structures. He is devoted with great enthusiasm and efforts to mitigate wind-related damages to structures. He has been taking the leadership in spreading and developing research and education in wind engineering around the world.

2015

Peter A. Irwin
Peter A. Irwin

Dr. Peter A. Irwin was awarded the IAWE Senior Award for his contributions to the wind tunnel testing of tall buildings and long span bridges. Dr. Irwin today is considered as one of the founders of modern wind engineering and its integration in practice for the design of buildings, bridges and structures. He contributed to the development of the methodology for aeroelastic model design, testing and response analysis and modern analytical methods such as the High Frequency Force Balance method. He also created the ďIrwinĒ probe. He led the wind engineering research and consultancy for most of the important tall buildings in the world.

2014

Giorgio Diana
Giorgio Diana

Prof. Giorgio Diana was awarded the IAWE Senior Award for his many contributions to bridge and cable aerodynamics, nonlinear effects and development of super long bridges. Prof. G. Diana is a world leading authority in the dynamics of mechanical systems and structures, and in particular with special concern to the interaction problems between the mechanical systems and the force fields of different nature. One of his most peculiar features is to be not only trained in both the theoretical and experimental aspects, but to have also a good understanding of the physics of the problems and their connection to real life applications.

2013

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Haifan Xiang

Prof. Haifan Xiang was awarded the IAWE Senior Award for his many contributions to bridge aerodynamics, development of super-long bridges and leadership in wind engineering. He has been recognized as the founder of bridge aerodynamics and bridge wind resistance design in China because of his outstanding achievements and versatile contributions to the field of bridge aerodynamics, and his academic reputation as the only Chinese Academician in this field.

2012

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Ted Stathopoulos

Dr. Ted Stathopoulos was awarded the IAWE Senior Award for his many contributions to the modeling of wind load effects on structures with applications to building standards. He has outstanding research and education records. His work in the area of wind engineering forms the basis for wind design of low-rise buildings in the National Building Code of Canada, and it has been partly included in the American National Wind Standard and in other standards as well.

2011

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John D. Holmes

Dr. John D. Holmes was awarded the IAWE Senior Award for his many practical contributions to modeling and analyses of wind effects on structures and development of wind load standards. His research activities span a wide spectrum of applications to statistical analysis of wind speeds, the mechanics of windborne debris, equivalent static load method, large roofs and towers, and the study of internal pressures. He is the Chair of the wind loads subcommittee for AS/NZS1170.2:2011.

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Masaru Matsumoto

Dr. Masaru Matsumoto was awarded the IAWE Senior Award for his many contributions to bluff body aerodynamics and aeroelasticity. His majoring fields are mainly bluff body aerodynamics, in particular, vortex-induced vibration, galloping and torsional flutter instability, and coupled flutter instability of plate-like structures, and inclined cable aerodynamics. He has played a substantial supervising role on wind resistance design in technical committees of various public long-span bridges projects including in those of Japanese local governments, Hanshin Express-way Authority and Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority.

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Giovanni Solari

Dr. Giovanni Solari was awarded the IAWE Senior Award for his many contributions to the modeling of dynamic wind load effects on structures with applications to building standards. He is well recognized and highly respected by the international scientific wind-engineering community for his significant and original contributions to wind engineering research, for his sound judgment in dealing with scientific and technical problems, and for his ability to achieve simple and extremely practical solutions, designed to be used by engineering practitioners too.

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Barry J. Vickery

Dr. Barry J. Vickery was awarded the IAWE Senior Award for his many fundamental contributions to the modeling of wind load effects on tall slender structures. He was one of the pioneers of wind engineering research. He was amongst the first to examine the effects of turbulence on bluff body flows. He was among those who developed the gust factor approach for application to design codes. His contributions to the prediction of the cross-wind response of tall structures are recognized world-wide. His work on internal pressures laid the foundation for this area of research.

2007

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Shuzo Murakami

The award was made to Prof. Murakami for his outstanding contributions to wind engineering, with special regard to the development of CFD techniques. He has been actively involved not only in studies related to the mechanisms of wind-related environmental problems, but also in promoting practical methods and countermeasures for eliminating such problems with the aim of creating a better urban environment. He is known as the founder of the International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering. In addition he has served on a number of code committees.


Ahsan Kareem

The award was made to Prof Kareem for his sustained and outstanding contribution to the discipline of research engineering over many years, in terms of both fundamental research and in its application. In particular he has made extensive contributions in the study of dynamic wind loadings on buildings and bridges, the simulation and modeling of wind effects around a variety of structures, and in the development of new methods for codification and standardization.


Nick Cook

The award was made to Nick Cook for his outstanding record in wind engineering, both in its development and its application, established over a period of more than 30 years. His main contributions in research have concerned the development of wind tunnel techniques for determining loads on structures and his work on various aspects of wind structures that are required in wind loading codes. His work on the extreme value analysis of winds and the specification of pressure coefficients consistent with extreme wind speeds have been particularly influential.

 

Junior Awards

Year

Name

Introduction

2016

Tim K.T. Tse
Tim K.T. Tse

Prof. Tim K.T. Tse was awarded the IAWE Junior Award for his many contributions to high-frequency base-balance testing and wind resistant analysis of tall buildings to the dynamic wind load effects on structures. His research interests cover a wide spectrum of areas in wind engineering, with primary focus in structural dynamics and the application of wind tunnel modeling and analysis technique to wind resistant design of contemporary structures. His continuous contributions to the research, education, practice and community services in wind engineering are remarkable. His latest research has extended to wind-induced energy harvesting and non-synoptic wind load effects.

2015

Vincent DenoŽl
Vincent DenoŽl

Dr. Vincent DenoŽl was awarded the IAWE Junior Award for his contributions to the dynamic wind load effects on structures. Dr. Vincent DenoŽl develops fundamental concepts and methods to better grasp the behavior of (linear and nonlinear) structures under stationary or transient and Gaussian or not wind loadings. He research aims at providing tractable ways to efficiently apply the theories of stochastic processes and dynamics, especially at design stage where heavy numerical simulations are not welcome for large-scale structures. He is interconnected with other centers of renown in wind engineering and devoted to the dissemination of knowledge in this field.

2014

Forrest Masters
Forrest Masters

Prof. Forrest Masters was awarded the IAWE Junior Award for his many contributions to monitoring of hurricane wind field and development of wind related testing facilities. Dr. Mastersí research program primarily focuses on improving the resistance of residential and commercial buildings to extreme winds and rain. He conducts experiments (1) in the laboratory with actively controlled full-scale simulators that can reproduce time-varying wind load and rain conditions with a high degree of realism, and (2) in hurricanes to characterize the behavior of surface wind and wind-driven rain and the resultant loads on structures.

2013

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Bert Blocken

Prof. Blocken was awarded the IAWE Junior Award for his many contributions to environmental wind engineering and applications of CFD. His main areas of expertise are Wind Engineering and Urban Physics. His research focuses mainly on numerical modeling of micro-scale wind flow and related processes in the urban environment. His significant and original contributions have been recognized by the international community, which has bestowed upon him several honors, awards and great distinctions. He has published 71 papers in international journals with peer review. He has been the chair of the Scientific Committee of CWE2010 and ICWE13.

2012

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John Schroeder

Prof. Schroeder was awarded the IAWE Junior Award for his many contributions to measurements and characterization of extreme wind events. His multidisciplinary background in civil engineering and atmospheric science has made him expert in the field of observational research of wind effects, and he has made a significant contribution to the field of wind engineering. Dr. Schroeder has created and deployed high- resolution Dual Doppler Radar equipment (SMART radar), 24 Stick-Net probes, 2 WEMITE towers, and multiple mobile mesonets to collect wind storm data.

2011

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Dr. Tracy Kijewski-Correa was awarded the IAWE Junior Award for her many contributions to the full-scale monitoring of tall buildings and system identification. She is most recognized for her contributions to full-scale monitoring of some of the world’s signature tall buildings and correlating their measured responses with wind tunnel predictions and design assumptions. Dr. Kijewski-Correa and her colleagues have been working to establish cyber-collaboratories including VORTEX-Winds and a new Citizen Engineering paradigm for the design of tall buildings under wind.

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Dr. Claudio Mannini was awarded the IAWE Junior Award for his many contributions to the modeling of dynamic wind load effects. His main research interests are related to bridge deck flutter, vortex-induced vibrations, bluff body aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics. He received the award of the Italian National Association for Wind Engineering (ANIV) “For a scientific paper by a young researcher on the themes of wind engineering” on June 2008.

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Maria Pia Repetto

Dr. Maria Pia Repetto was awarded the IAWE Junior Award for her many contributions to the modeling of wind induced fatigue. Since the beginning of her scientific activities, she has carried out outstanding studies on wind engineering, with particular interest in the wind-induced dynamic response and fatigue of slender structures. She has also worked in the fields of wind climatology and forecast, and on the reliability analysis of structures and infrastructures. She has coordinated many wind engineering research projects, financed by public and private institutions.


Atsushi Yamaguchi

Dr. Atsushi Yamaguchi was awarded the IAWE Junior Award for his many contributions to computational wind engineering, especially predictions of local winds. He has been working on the development of a dynamic statistical downscaling approach for the prediction of local wind climates. He has also worked on local wind forecasting and has developed a method for combining forecast based on physical modeling and statistical modeling. Based on this idea, he contributed to the national research project on developing a wind power forecasting model in Japan.

2007

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Luigi Carassale

The award was made to Dr Carassale for his work on the stochastic non-linear response of structures using advanced methods that describe non-Gaussian processes, and for the application of these principles to cable systems and other complex flows. In addition he has worked on the double modal transformation of the use of proper orthogonal decomposition and the simulation of wind fields over complex terrain. He has published widely in international journals and continues to be an active member of staff at the University of Genoa, and is involved in the development of a new wind engineering experimental laboratory.

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Tetsuya Kitagawa

The award was made to Prof. Kitagawa for his work on the cause of new-type wind-induced vibrations of cylindrical towers due to cellular vortices intermittently formed in the vicinity of their tips, and for his work in simulating intermittent-nature non-stationary turbulent wind time histories incorporating the wavelet theory and a turbulence model. With this technique, it is possible to synthesize wind velocity time histories with various types of time dependencies of natural winds. He has published extensively in refereed journals and has made numerous conference presentations


Kurtis Gurley

The award was made to Dr Gurley primarily for his work on the effect of hurricanes on residential housing, which involved extensive full scale testing, and for the part he has played in collecting data on wind speeds in hurricane conditions. He also plays an active role in the University of Florida, supervising both Masters and Doctoral students in Wind Engineering, and continues to be an active member of several ASCE committees, an active reviewer for various journals, and a prolific writer of journal and conference papers.