The University of Florida (UF) NHERI Experimental Facility (EF) provides users access to advanced wind engineering experimental infrastructure. Our goals is to broadly support transformative wind hazard research that:

  • Reduces uncertainties in the wind loading chain, especially those related to predicting peak loads and structural response
  • Advances physical modeling of complex flow fields to understand their impact
  • Advances computational wind engineering and reduce our reliance on physical testing
  • Advances automation and design of hazard resistant infrastructure

Located in the Powell Family Structures and Materials Laboratory (travel directions), the NHERI UF EF enables investigators to characterize loading on and dynamic response of a wide range of infrastructure in a large, reconfigurable boundary layer wind tunnel (BLWT).

Overview Video




University of Florida researchers designing mobile weather stations tough enough for extreme coastal hazards

Published on June 2, 2023

Published June 6, 2023


Virtual Tour

Use your mouse to navigate the 360-degree virtual tour.  Click on icons to jump to different loactions in the facility or to bring up item details. Use the 'up' arrow a the bottom of the virtual tour for interactive tools.