Amir A.S. Pirooz
Amir A.S. Pirooz
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Amir A.S. Pirooz is a final-year PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Auckland under the supervision of Prof. Richard Flay. Amir’s main research topics include the effects of complex terrain on wind speed-up and estimation of design wind speeds for wind loading purposes.

Natural hazards: the importance of wind research

Extreme wind hazards have a substantial societal and environmental impact on countries. Due to the complex origins of extreme winds, there are great knowledge gaps about their variations and the associated mechanisms, which makes their prediction very challenging. New Zealand’s…

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