Anisa Como joined CPP’s structural and solar engineering group in 2014. In that time, Anisa has helped develop advanced techniques for analysis of wind loads on ground and roof mounted solar.
She holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Idaho State University, an M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering at Colorado State University. In her graduate studies, Anisa has focused on developing probabilistic frameworks to evaluate the structural and socio-economic impact of natural disasters on communities. As part of her Ph.D. studies, she developed a finite element model with fluid-structure interaction capabilities to study the impact of tsunami-generated debris on structures. The modeling technique was also used for fatigue assessment of underwater CFRP-repaired steel panels, a US Army Corps of Engineers project.
Since joining CPP, Anisa has been instrumental in advancing innovative software for wind loads on roof mounted and ground mounted solar, including in the development of WindLab®-Solar, a proprietary online wind load calculator tool for CPP’s rooftop solar industry clients. Anisa also performs studies for structural loads on tall buildings, component and cladding pressures, pedestrian wind comfort, and fatigue assessment due to wind loads on solar trackers and other structures. She continues to develop state-of-the-art tools and analysis techniques for wind loads on a variety of structures.
Anisa has authored and co-authored several journal papers, conference proceedings, and technical reports, and she is a reviewer for Journal of Engineering Structures. She is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers, American Association for Wind Engineering, Society of Women Engineers, and Tau Beta Pi.