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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.

Other information

Wind Tunnel Laboratory University of Bochum, Germany

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

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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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

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)


European Research Network (HCM) on Wind Engineering, CSTB, Nantes (France) ; DMI, Lyngby (Denmark)

Apr 1994Nov 1994

Civil Engineering - Master Thesis, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany



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