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Wind and Structures
  Volume 30, Number 1, January 2020 , pages 1-13

An engineering-based assessment methodology on the loss of residential buildings under wind hazard
Mingxin Li and Guoxin Wang

    The loss prediction and assessment during extreme events such as wind hazards is always crucial for the group low-rise residential buildings. This paper analyses the effect of variation in building density on wind-induced loss for low-rise buildings and proposes a loss assessment method consequently. It is based on the damage matrices of the building envelope structures and the main load-bearing structure, which includes the influence factors such as structure type, preservation degree, building density, and interaction between different envelope components. Accordingly, based on field investigation and engineering experience, this study establishes a relevant building direct economic loss assessment model. Finally, the authors develop the Typhoon Disaster Management System to apply this loss assessment methodology to practice.
Key Words
    wind hazard; loss assessment; residential buildings; Monte Carlo; ArcGIS
Mingxin Li and Guoxin Wang: State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China

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