Wall of Wind Commercial Testing

What is the Wall of Wind?

WOW 12 Fans
The 12-fan Wall of Wind (WOW) at FIU is the largest and most powerful university research facility of its kind and is capable of simulating a Category 5 hurricane – the highest rating on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. At FIU, we are dedicated to conducting impactful research and are uniquely positioned to address the many challenges of creating a more hurricane resilient community through innovative product and technology development.

What Can the Wall of Wind Do For You?

The Wall of Wind team is partnering with commercial industry for testing and validating “code-plus” concepts and products, including forensic engineering and modeling in our research facility.

Examples of what can be tested at the WOW:

  • Roofing materials
  • Wall cladding
  • Building rooftop equipment
  • Louver systems
  • Fenestration products (windows, doors, curtain walls)
  • Solar collectors
  • Building assemblages (housing, emergency shelters, tents)
  • Architectural features
  • Sustainable building envelope systems
  • Transportation structures (bridges, road signs, light poles, traffic signals)
  • Electrical transmission structures
  • Research for product development

How Do I Get Started?

Contact the team about testing requirements, rates, scheduling, service agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.


Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility

Florida International University
FIU Engineering Center
Operations and Control Center

10555 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33174
Email: wow@fiu.edu
Phone: 305.348.4392
Fax: 305.348.1761

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