Won prize for best abstract

PhD candidate Bernardo Costa came out on top in the competition for best extended abstract during a wind engineering conference.

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Bernardo Costa
Bernardo Costa (number two from left). Photo: Private

Bernardo Costa, PhD student at Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science, has won the prize for the best extended abstract at the 8th European-African Conference on Wind Engineering. The conference, held in Bucharest from 20 to 23 September, was attended by researchers from 28 countries.

The abstract entitled Long-term buffeting analysis of a floating bridge under inhomogeneous and skew winds is co-authored by Jungao Wang, Jasna B. Jakobsen and Jónas Snæbjörnsson from UiS and Ole Øiseth from NTNU.

The PhD project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (a so-called public PhD) and aims to develop a more accurate calculation method for wind load and wind-induced vibrations of long-span bridges in skew winds. The plan is for Costa to defend his thesis before Christmas this year.