Building the more resilient coastal infrastructure, with the reality of limited resources (sustainability constraints), is the challenge that our research is focused on, to enhance safety and reduce the huge cost of rebuilding after hurricanes and other types of windstorms.
With current climate change, monster hurricanes could become more destructive than before. Given the loss of life and property, it is crucial to build the more resilient community. Consequently, our research focuses on retrofitting existing infrastructure and building new ones to survive stringent windstorms in an optimal way.
Located in a hurricane vulnerable region, Louisiana and the southern part of the U.S. have been suffering catastrophic losses of life and property. My team’s research aims at innovating structural designs to protect the inhabitants and to reduce the economic losses. Our research focuses on the reliable characterization of wind impact on the built environment, to build the more resilient community with the reality of limited resources. Its potential applications include the design aspects of the infrastructure for windstorm: residential homes, offshore structures, bridges, transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure (wind turbines, solar panels, and petrochemical structures), etc. The research activities are beneficial for students, as they provide potential opportunities to learn with direct involvement in real world applications. In addition, researchers and students with interests in structural, coastal, mechanical, computer, agricultural and marine sciences can find a fertile environment for innovations that brings science into practice. Furthermore, the data produced are directly applicable to solving challenging industry issues, improving design codes, and helping the government and the insurance companies to improve their policies. This will lead to sustainable solutions that can improve the performance of the infrastructure under complex hurricane loads, reduce structures’ life cycle costs and increase efficiency in design.
- Xie, F., Aly, A.M. (2020), "Structural Control and Vibration Issues in Wind Turbines: A Review," Engineering Structures, 210(May), 110087. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.110087
- Aly, A.M., Gol Zaroudi, H. (2020), "Peak pressures on low rise buildings: CFD with LES versus full scale and wind tunnel measurements," Wind and Structures, 30(1), 99-117. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/was.2020.30.1.099
- Chapain, S., Aly, A.M. (2019), “Vibration Attenuation in High-Rise Buildings to Achieve System-Level Performance under Multiple Hazards,” Engineering Structures, 197(15), 109352. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.109352
- Rezaee, M., Aly, A.M. (2019), "Proposed Theory of Semiactive Gains for Smart Dampers in MDOF Systems," Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 145(12). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002453
- Rezaee, M., Aly, A.M. (2018), "Vibration Control in Wind Turbines to Achieve Desired System-Level Performance under Single and Multiple Hazard Loadings," Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 25(12), e2261. DOI:10.1002/stc.2261
- Aly, A.M., Chokwitthaya, C., Poche, R. (2017), "Retrofitting Building Roofs with Aerodynamic Features and Solar Panels to Reduce Hurricane Damage and Enhance Eco-Friendly Energy Production," Sustainable Cities and Society, 35, 581-593. DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2017.09.002
- Aly, A.M., Gol Zaroudi (2017), "Atmospheric Boundary Layer Simulation in a new Open-Jet Facility at LSU: CFD and Experimental Investigations," Measurement, 110, 121-133
- Gol Zaroudi, H., Aly, A.M. (2017), "Open-jet boundary-layer processes for aerodynamic testing of low-rise buildings," Wind and Structures, 25(3), 233-259. doi: 10.12989/was.2017.25.3.233
- Aly, A.M. (2016), “On the evaluation of wind loads on solar panels: The scale issue“, Solar Energy, 135, 423-434.
- Rezaee, M., Aly, A.M. (2016), “Vibration Control in Wind Turbines for Performance Enhancement: A Comparative Study”, Wind and Structures, 22(1), 107-131.
- Aly, A.M., (2015), “Control of wind-induced motion in high-rise buildings with hybrid TM/MR dampers“, Wind and Structures, 21(5), 565-595.
- Aly, A.M. (2014), “Atmospheric boundary-layer simulation for the built environment: past, present and future,” Building and Environment, 75, 206-221.