Modelling the vulnerability of buildings to wind — a review

Walker, George R. (2011) Modelling the vulnerability of buildings to wind — a review. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 38 (9). pp. 1031-1039.

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Abstract

Modelling the performance of buildings subjected to severe natural hazards has become an important part of modern catastrophe insurance analysis and is becoming increasingly important in structural engineering with the development of performance based design. Vulnerability models are an important part of this. This paper reviews the history of wind vulnerability models and their current state of development, and the anticipated direction of future developments as the modelling becomes more based on structural behaviour and less based on empirical relationships derived from observed performance.

Item ID: 21840
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: buildings, wind, vulnerability modelling, fragility, catastrophe insurance, structural performance
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This paper is one of a selection of papers in this Special Issue in honour of Professor Davenport.

ISSN: 1208-6029
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 22:31
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090502 Construction Engineering @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering @ 50%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8799 Other Construction > 879999 Construction not elsewhere classified @ 50%
87 CONSTRUCTION > 8701 Construction Planning > 870101 Civil Construction Planning @ 50%
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