FIU's wind engineering team poses in front of the Wall of Wind
The Wall of Wind (WOW, for short) consists of a 12 electric fan-motors which are used to test the integrity of building designs
The Wall of Wind close up
The Wall of Wind in action
The 6-fan "RenaissanceRe," precursor to the Wall of Wind
Seven years after constructing its initial prototype, Florida International University has lifted the lid from its latest and greatest machine: a 15-foot (4.6-m) tall Wall of Wind capable of generating 157-mph (70-m/s) winds. As such the machine is capable of simulating top-tier category five hurricanes according to the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale.
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