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Intergovernmental Relations in Disaster Relief
The occurrence of a disaster in an urban area disrupts the flow of municipal services and creates severe hardships for the residents. Unlike the resident of the rural area, the city-dweller is highly interdependent with ...
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 ...
Loads: The Basis of Repeated Loading and Impact Loading Criteria
(James Cook University of North Queensland, 1978)