Holger Koss

Holger Koss

Associate Professor


Building: 118, 116

2800 Kgs. Lyngby


Phone: 45251655Mobile: 42340648

Research Group:   CEAero - Civil Engineering and Architectural Aerodynamics

Current Work Areas and Research Interests:

  • Experimental and numerical investigation of wind action and action effects on civil engineering structures.
  • Response of high-rise building to wind.
  • Ice accretion on circular cylinders.
  • Computational Wind Engineering.
  • Development of a climatic testing facility for wind-induced cable vibration.
  • Wind climate in urban areas.

Regular Teaching Involvements:

  • Seismic and Wind Engineering (11372)
  • Engineering on Urban Scale (11994)
  • Experimental Structural Mechanics (11331)
  • Beam Testing (11702)
  • Advanced Building Design (11080)

Special Courses:

  • Architectural Wind Engineering.
  • Introduction to Wind Tunnel Testing in Civil Engineering.



1995 - 2000 Influence of wind simulation on the overload risk of low-rise steel structures (Ph.D. Thesis) - Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany<br>Influence of wind simulation on the overload risk of low-rise steel structures<br>(Ph.D. Thesis)
1994 - 1994 European Research Network (HCM) on Wind Engineering - CSTB, Nantes (France) ; DMI, Lyngby (Denmark)
1987 - 1994 Civil Engineering - Master Thesis - Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Academic grades

Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.)


German, English, Danish, French


In Brief:

Born in 1966 in Essen, Germany, he graduated at the University of Bochum in 1994 at the Faculty of Civil Engineering on non-linear action effects on industrial buildings. The subsequent research work on the field of building aerodynamics was conducted at wind-tunnel laboratories in France and Denmark and finalised in 2000 at the University of Bochum with a doctoral thesis about the influence of the simulation of the natural wind on the overload risk prediction of industrial buildings.

In 2000 Hans Holger Hundborg Koss continued his work in wind engineering, on both onshore and offshore structures, at the Danish Maritime Institute, which today is the Division of Maritime Industry of FORCE Technology. His work covered areas such as the determination of design wind loads on engineered structures and their static and dynamics response to wind, flow-induced vibration and fatigue, experimental fluid mechanics, wind-related environmental issues such as pedestrian wind comfort and occupancy comfort of buildings subjected to vibrations, architecture and maritime aerodynamics.

In 2005 he started teaching as an external lecturer in a special course on seismic and wind engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Since 2008 he has a position as Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering BYG·DTU.

Work Areas and Research Interests:

Civil Engineering:

  • Experimental investigation of wind effects on civil engineering structures.
  • Wind tunnel testing (Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flow).
  • Structural static and dynamic response to stochastic load processes.
  • Occupant comfort to horizontal vibrations in high-rise structures.
  • Simulation of ice accretion on circular cylinders.
  • Fatigue analysis of flow-induced vibrations.
  • Fundamental fluid mechanics.

Architectural and Environmental Engineering:

  • Architectural wind engineering.
  • Pedestrian environmental comfort in urban areas.
  • Exhaust gas dispersion around large structures.
  • Smell nuisance from combustion engine exhausts.

Other Areas:

  • Maritime aerodynamics.
  • Passenger wind comfort onboard cruise vessels and yachts.
  • Helicopter operations to ships and offshore structures.

International experience

Wind Tunnel Laboratory University of Bochum, Germany

Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), Nates, France

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  • Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics

    ISSNs: 0167-6105

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1872-8197

    Elsevier BV, Netherlands

    BFI (2018): BFI-level 1, Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.61 SJR 1.002 SNIP 1.92, ISI indexed (2013): ISI indexed yes, Web of Science (2018): Indexed yes

    Central database


  • Wind Tunnel International

    Ian Stone

    Local database


  • Journal of Wind Energy

    ISSNs: 2314-6249

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2314-6249

    Hindawi Publishing Corporation, United States

    Central database


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