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Researcher: Letchford, CW (Professor Chris Letchford)

Fields of Research

Turbulent flows
Other engineering
Structural engineering
Civil engineering
Atmospheric sciences
Engineering instrumentation
Education assessment and evaluation
Construction engineering
Signal processing
Mechanical engineering
Physical oceanography
Meteorology
Field robotics
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Ocean engineering

Research Objectives

Civil construction planning
Atmospheric processes and dynamics
Other construction
Other law, politics and community services
Road infrastructure and networks
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Road public transport
Policies and development
Weather
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean)
Measurement and assessment of estuarine water quality
Hydro-electric energy
Wind energy
Aerospace equipment

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A comparison of topographic effects on gust wind speed; Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
A comparison of wind prediction models for transitional flow regimes using full-scale data in Lubbock, Texas; 1st Americas Conference on Wind Engineering
A comparison of wind prediction models for transitional flow regimes using full-scale hurricane data; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
A deterministic-stochastic hybrid model of downbursts and its impact on a cantilevered structure; Engineering Structures
A forensic study of the Lubbock-Reese downdraft of 2002; Wind and Structures
A nonparametric deterministic hybrid model for nonstationary wind speeds; 10th Advisory Council of Western Engineering (ACWE) Conference
A parametric study of wind loads on grandstand roofs; Engineering Structures
A round robin study of wind tunnel estimates of wind effects on a building model: test-related uncertainties; 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering
A study of experimental parameters in the physical simulation of thunderstorm downbursts by an impinging pulsed jet; 6th APCOWE The Sixth Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering
A wind tunnel simulation study of wave effects on wind over the ocean; 12th International Conference on Wind Engineering
Aerodynamics forces and moments on cubes and flat plates, with applications to windborne debris; 5th Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications
Aerodynamics of 2D wind-borne debris in wind tunnel and full scale tests; 6th UK Conference on Wind Engineering
Characteristics of large pressures in regions of flow separation; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Characteristics of wind forces acting on tall buildings; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Cladding performance during the Fort Worth Tornado; International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies
Comparison of dynamic subgrid-scale models for simulations of neutrally buoyant shear-driven atmospheric boundary layer flows; Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Comparison of full-scale and model-scale studies of the TTU building; ASCE/SEI Structures Congress
Comparison of numerical and wind tunnel simulation of wind loads on smooth, rough and dual domes immersed in a boundary layer; Wind and Structures
Comparison of pressure distribution on a cubical model in boundary layer and tornado-like flow fields; 10th Advisory Council of Western Engineering (ACWE) Conference
Conversational Auditing of Stage 1 Competencies for Accreditation and Beyond; AAEE
Development of a prototype tornado simulator for the assessment of fluid-structure interaction; 1st Americas Conference on Wind Engineering
Directional probabilities of extreme winds; AMOS/AWES 15th National Conference
Dynamic characteristics of cantilever grandstand roofs; Engineering Structures
Equivalent static wind loads for cantilevered grandstand roofs; Engineering Structures
Experimental investigation of trajectory of windborne debris with applications to debris impact criteria; 10th Advisory Council of Western Engineering (ACWE) Conference
Experimental study of topographic effects on gust wind speed; Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Extreme wind climatorlogy in mixed climates; 11th America's Conference on Wind Engineering
Extreme Wind Load Criteria, Electrical Transmission in a New Age; A Speciality Conference of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE
Extreme wind speed climatology in the United States Mid-West; 10th Advisory Council of Western Engineering (ACWE) Conference
Extreme wind speed climatology in the United States Mid-West; 6th UK Conference on Wind Engineering
Field Observations of Traffic Signal structure vibration; 11th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering
Flying Debris Behavior; 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering
Frequency response requirements for fluctuating wind pressure measurements; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Full scale experiment in a transitional flow regime; 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering
Full scale measurement of wind speeds in an inner city; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Full-Scale Testing of a Manufactured House in the Propwash of a C130 Aircraft; 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering
Increasing Hispanic participation in the Wind Science and Engineering Research Program; Hispanics in Engineering National Conference
International comparison of wind tunnel estimates of wind effects on an industrial building model: test-related uncertainties; 9th ICOSSAR
International Comparison of Wind Tunnel Estimates of Wind Effects on Low-Rise Buildings: Test-Related Uncertainties; Journal of Structural Engineering
Investigation of plate-type windborne debris I. Experiments in full scale and wind tunnel; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Investigation of the flight mechanics of 1D (rod-like) debris; 4th European & African Conference on Wind Engineering (EACWE)
Investigations of plate-type windborne debris II. Computed trajectories; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Lessons learnt from the 2004 US Hurricane Season; 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering
Mast arm vibrations of cantilever traffic signal structures; 7th UK Conference on Wind Engineering
Mean and fluctuating wind loads on rough and smooth domes; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Mean wind loading at the leading ends of free-standing walls; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Mean wind loads on porous canopy roofs; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Multi-Disciplinary Doctoral Degree in Wind Science and Engineering; 7th UK Conference on Wind Engineering
Multi-scale Lateral Correlation Analyses of two lateral profiles of Full-Scale Downburst Wind Speeds; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Multi-scale Lateral Correlation Analyses of Two Sets of Full-Scale Downburst Wind Speeds; International Conference on Storms
Net pressures on a low-rise full scale building; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
On the influence of v and w component turbulence on roof pressures beneath conical vortices; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
On wind, Waves and Surface Drag; 5th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering
Parametric study on the along-wind response of the CAARC building to downbursts in the time domain; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Parametric study on the response of the CAARC building to downbursts in the time domain; 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering
Parametrizing wind stress over simulated wind waves; American association of wind engineers workshop 2008
Peak wind loads under delta wing vortices on canopy roofs; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Physical Simulation of a Single-Celled Tornado-Like Vortex, Part A: Flow Field Characterization; Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Physical Simulation of a Single-Celled Tornado-Like Vortex, Part B: Wind Loading on a Cubical Model; Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Physical Simulation of Thunderstorm Downbursts and Wind Loading on Buildings; ASCE/SEI Structures Congress
Physical Simulation of Thunderstorm Downbursts for Wind Engineering Applications; International Conference on Storms
Pressure Distribution on a Cubical Model in Tornado-Like Flow; 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering
Pressure distributions on a cube in a simulated thunderstorm downburst, Part A: Stationary Downburst Observations; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Pressure distributions on a cube in a simulated thunderstorm downburst, Part B: Moving Downburst Observations; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Pressure factors for edge regions on low rise building roofs; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Pressure measurements on a building model in a simulated downburst flow; 1st Americas Conference on Wind Engineering
Probabilistic analysis of the ASCE7 wind directionality factor; 11th America's Conference on Wind Engineering
Proper orthogonal decomposition of two vertical profiles of full-scale nonstationary downburst wind speeds; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Pulsed Jet Simulation of a Thunderstorm Downburst; 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering
Pulsed wall jet simulation of a stationary thunderstorm downburst, Part A: Physical structure and flow field characterization; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Shielding effects on a manufactured home; 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering
Simulating thunderstorm downburst winds; 5th UK Wind Engineering Society Conference
Simulating Thunderstorm Winds for Engineering Applications, invited presentation; 3rd National Conference on Wind Engineering, Indian Society for Wind Engineering
Simulation of extreme winds from thunderstorm downbursts; 4th European & African Conference on Wind Engineering (EACWE)
Simulation of extreme winds from thunderstorm downbursts; Journal of wind engineering & industrial aerodynamics
Simulation of extreme winds from thunderstorm downbursts; 10th Advisory Council of Western Engineering (ACWE) Conference
Simulation of multivariate Stationary Guassian Stochastic Processes: Hybrid Spectral Representation and POD approach; Journal of Engineering Mechanics
Testing of structures using the prop-wash of a C130 aircraft; 9th ICOSSAR International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability
The 2002 Australian and New Zealand Wind Load Code? A first step in an international harmonization process for wind load codes?; ASCE/SEI Structures Congress
The application of the Quasi-steady Theory to full scale measurements on the Texas Tech Building; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
The distribution and correlation of fluctuating pressures on the Texas Tech Building; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Thunderstorm effects on buildings; 2nd International Symposium on Wind Effects on Buildings and Urban Environment
Thunderstorms, their importance in wind engineering - a case for the next generation wind tunnel; 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering
Thunderstorms, their importance in wind engineering - a case for the next generation wind tunnel; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Topographic effects on wind speed; 7th UK Conference on Wind Engineering
Trajectories of windborne debris and applications to impact testing; Journal of Structural Engineering
Trajectories of windborne debris of the plate-type; 10th Advisory Council of Western Engineering (ACWE) Conference
Vector Time-varying autoregressive (TVAR) modelling non-stationary downburst wind speeds; 4th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering (CWE2006)
Wind load factors and the wind directionality analysis in mixed climates ; 11th America's Conference on Wind Engineering
Wind loading of flat profile fabric roofs; 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering
Wind loads on free-standing walls in turbulent boundary layers; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Wind loads on planar canopy roofs, Part 1: mean pressure distributions; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Wind loads on planar canopy roofs, Part 2: fluctuating pressure distributions and correlations; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Wind loads on rectangular signboards and hoardings; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Wind pressure coefficients on low-rise structures and Codification; Wind and Structures
Wind pressure loading cycles for glazing during Hurricanes; Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics
Wind pressure measurements on a cube subjected to pulsed impinging jet flow; Wind and Structures
Wind pressures around non-rectangular planform buildings; 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering
Wind profile parameters in a low-rise single-family residential community; 1st Americas Conference on Wind Engineering
Wind tunnel and full-scale tests of 2D wind-borne debris; International Conference on Storms
Wind tunnel blockage effects on road vehicles: A computational study; Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications
Wind tunnel study of wind loading on rectangular louvered panels; Wind and Structures
Wind-induced Oscillations of Cantilevered Traffic Signal Structures; 10th Advisory Council of Western Engineering (ACWE) Conference
Wind-induced vibration of a traffic-signal-support structure with cantilevered tapered circular mast arm ; Engineering Structures: The Journal of Earthquake, Wind and Ocean Engineering
Wind-wave interaction in the nearshore environment; 11th America's Conference on Wind Engineering
Window glass damage in the Fort Worth tornado; 7th International Conference on Architectural and Automotive Glass

Research Projects

Contribution of Surf Zone Wind Stress to Storm Surge Inundation; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Certification of Speed Measurement Device
Donations for School of Engineering
Services Relating to the Testing and Certification of Speed Measurement Equipment - Speed Gun Testing

Research Candidate Supervision

The Future of Thermal Comfort in an Energy-Constrained World
Water Treatment Plant Clarifier Control- An Artificial Intelligence Approach