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Wind and Structures
  Volume 13, Number 2, March 2010 , pages 207-220

Windborne debris risk analysis - Part II. Application to structural vulnerability modeling
Ning Lin, Erik Vanmarcke and Siu-Chung Yau

    The \'chain reaction\' effect of the interaction between wind pressure and windborne debris is likely to be a major cause of damage to residential buildings during severe wind events. The current paper (Part II) concerns the quantification of such pressure-debris interaction in an advanced vulnerability model that integrates the debris risk model developed in Part I and a component-based wind-pressure damage model. This vulnerability model may be applied to predict the cumulative wind damage during the passage of particular hurricanes, to estimate annual hurricane losses, or to conduct system reliability analysis for residential developments, with the effect of windborne debris fully considered.
Key Words
    windborne debris; risk; vulnerability; hurricane.
Ning Lin, Erik Vanmarcke and Siu-Chung Yau; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

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