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Hurricane Bonnie Wind Flow Characterisitcs
Whether convective influences result in localized areas of increased wind speeds and different turbulent structure than expected in a normal high wind situation has been debated for years. The question has been ...
An Artificial Neural Network for Wind-Induced Damage Potential to Nonengineered Buildings
Extreme winds such as hurricanes and tornadoes can be extremely destructive and result in catastrophic property losses and loss of human lives. The need to predict damage and reduce loss of life and property is becoming ...
Finite Element Modeling of Tornado Missile Impact on Reinforced Concrete Wall Panels
This study describes a finite element model for the impact of large tornado missiles on reinforced concrete wall panels. The analysis predicts the dynamic response of wall panels when impacted by a missile with a large ...
The Performance of Low-Rise Open Span Heavy Steel
This report is an engineering study of the field performance of open span lowrise steel frame structures that have been subjected to extreme wind events such as hurricanes and tornadoes. The wind velocities in these ...