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4. POSSIBILITIES FOR EXPERIMENTAL MEASUREMENTS AND MODEL TESTS Type of test I. Investigation of local pressures on scale models (open roofs, roof lining and atypical shapes structures). Acknowledgement The presented results were achieved under sponsorship of the Grand Agency VEGA of the Slovak Republic (grant. reg. No. 01/0544/15 and 01/0265/16) and with the support of the TU1304 COST action “WINERCOST”. II. The total wind load. III. Tests of sectional models - using dynamically mounted models (bridges, high-rise buildings, towers, cables and hinges). IV. Aero-elastic studies - testing using dynamically similar models of buildings, bridges and structures (wind-induced response of building and other structures). Testing of active and passive damping devices for slender structures of large spans. V. Wind in the level of pedestrian - (character of flow around buildings and structures, measurement of local wind speed and direction for environ-mental assessments). VI. Air Quality - tests for evaluation of the dispersion of pollutants. Modeling and monitoring dispersal of pollutants and hazardous substances in the area of chemical and radioactive devices. Trajectory of pollution and the resulting air quality around buildings to urban spaces. VII. Terrain and topographic studies - tests with small scale topographic model using a flow visualization and hot wire anemometer (flow over complex terrain roughness and estimate the potential for wind energy of sides, monitoring soil erosion in deforestation). The possibilities for using the wind tunnel BLWT STU are offered not only in area of civil engineering and architecture, but also in mechanical engineering, the environment and also forest and land management. Experimental testing in the wind tunnel allows repeated measurements at varying wind speed and direction, which would not be possible in situ with respect to the stochastic nature of the air flow. Wind engineering that works with the new software (CFD), and also new methods of experimental testing of structures in BLWT tunnel, will provide a new approach to research at the University of Technology in Bratislava. We expect closer co