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Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: $49



The course consists of 6 weeks. The first 3 weeks are on fundamentals, the second 3 weeks on applications.
– Week 1: Basic aspects of fluid flow
– Week 2: Wind-tunnel testing
– Week 3: Computational Fluid Dynamics
– Week 4: Building aerodynamics
– Week 5: 100 m sprint aerodynamics
– Week 6: Cycling aerodynamics

In January-February 2017, the course will be upgraded/extended with:
– New modules on cycling aerodynamics
– Week 7: Climate adaptation of buildings and cities
– Week 8: Air pollution
If you want to take the upgraded/extended course, please wait with enrollment until mid February.

The lecturer is Bert Blocken, professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and KU Leuven in Belgium. He is a Civil Engineer holding a PhD in Building Physics. His main areas of expertise are urban physics, wind engineering and sports aerodynamics. He has published 126 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He has received the 2013 Junior Award from the International Association of Wind Engineering and six best paper awards from the Elsevier ISI journal Building & Environment (2009, 2011, 2012) and at international conferences. According to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) & Elsevier, he is among the 150 most cited researchers world-wide both in the field of Civil Engineering and in the field of Energy Science & Engineering. Since Dec 2016, he is editor of the ISI journal Building & Environment and starting 2017, he is also associate editor of the ISI Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics. He is member of the editorial board of the ISI journals Building Simulation and Sports Engineering. He has acted as a reviewer for more than 70 different ISI journals. He is currently supervising a team of 4 senior researchers, 32 PhD students and 5 MSc students.