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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 ...
Insurance Loss Analysis of Single Family Dwellings Damaged in Hurricane Andrew
(Clemson University, 1995-05)
In recent years hurricanes have caused billions of dollars of damage to houses, putting the insurance industry under severe strain. In order to set appropriate premium rates in future and to guide damage mitigation ...
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 ...
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 ...
The Strength of Weathered Window Glass Using Surface Characteristics
(Texas Tech University, 1981-08)
The general objective of the research is to evaluate tie strength of glass plates that have been in service as windows for several (>15) years. Included in this general objective are the use of analytical techniques to ...
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 ...