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 tremendous cost of rebuilding after hurricanes and other types of windstorms.
With current climate change, windstorms are becoming more intense than before. Given the loss of life and property, it is crucial to building a more resilient community. Consequently, our research focuses on retrofitting existing infrastructure and establishing new ones to survive windstorms optimally.
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 reduce economic losses. Our research focuses on the reliable characterization of wind impact on the built environment to build a more resilient community with the reality of limited resources. Its potential applications include the design aspects of the infrastructure for windstorms: residential homes, offshore structures, bridges, transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure (wind turbines, solar panels, and petrochemical structures), etc. The research activities are beneficial for students and researchers 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. The goal is to increase the ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions, withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions, contribute to economic growth, and improve the quality of life.
- Aly, A.M., da Fonseca Yousef, N. (2021), "High Reynolds number aerodynamic testing of a roof with parapet," Engineering Structures 234, 1120061. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.112006
- Aly, A.M., Dougherty, E. (2021), "Bridge Pier Geometry Effects on Local Scour Potential: A Comparative Study," Ocean Engineering, 234, 109326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2021.109326
Aly, A.M., Thomas, M. (2021), "Experimental investigation of the aerodynamics of a large industrial building with parapet," Advances in Aerodynamics, Accepted.
Khaled, M.F, Aly, A.M., Elshaer, A. (2021), "Computational Efficiency of CFD Modeling for Building Engineering: An Empty Domain Study," Journal of Building Engineering, 102792. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.102792
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.