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Profile of Guy Larose

Name
Guy Larose
Position
Senior Technical Director | Principal
Email
Guy.Larose@rwdi.com
Phone
+1.613.730.7608 x2509
Summary

Guy Larose is an internationally recognized authority in wind engineering, long-span bridges and aerodynamics whose rare depth of expertise delivers enormous value to our clients. He brings to his current role a rich background in both academic research and client work; he has made engineering contributions to some of the world’s tallest structures and longest bridges, published and lectured widely, and served as a specialist in wind-tunnel testing at the Aerodynamics Laboratory of the National Research Council Canada. Guy’s recent work has focused on Olympic sport, wind-induced vibrations of bridge cables, and aerodynamics applied to surface vehicles.

An internationally recognized leader in the field of wind engineering, currently focused on bridges and aerodynamics in sport

  • EDUCATION

    • Doctorate (Structural Engineering), Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    • Master of Engineering Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada
    • Bachelor of Applied Science, Université Laval, Canada
  • AFFILIATIONS

    • Professional Engineer, Quebec
    • Recipient, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to bridge engineering
    • Adjunct Professor, Carleton University
    • Member, Board of Directors, Own the Podium
    • Member, Scientific Committee for the 8th International Colloquium on Bluff-Body Aerodynamics and Applications (USA, 2016)
    • Member, International Scientific Committee, 7th European-African Conference on Wind Engineering (Belgium, 2017)
    • Member, Editorial Board, Sports Engineering, the scientific journal of the International Sport Engineering Association
    • Regular presenter at international conferences Numerous publications in technical and industry journals
  • SPECIALTIES

    • Aerodynamics (vehicles, sports)
    • Drag reduction for bluff bodies
    • Dynamic action of turbulence
    • Fluid-structure interactions
    • Long-span bridges
    • Mitigation of vortex-shedding excitation
    • Sport engineering
    • Topographic effects on wind farms
    • Wind effects on stay cables
    • Wind tunnel testing