Advances in Hurricane Engineering: Learning From Our Past by Christopher P. Jones, editor, Lawrence G. Griffis

By Christopher P. Jones, editor, Lawrence G. Griffis

This assortment comprises 106 papers awarded on the ATC & SEI convention on Advances in storm Engineering, held in Miami, Florida, October 24-26, 2012. while typhoon Andrew wreaked havoc on South Florida and Louisiana two decades in the past, the engineering neighborhood discovered very much approximately how strong storms have an effect on the equipped setting. those papers show the appliance of classes discovered to minimize losses from next hurricanes and to make groups extra resilient to common risks. issues contain: building codes; development envelope; development envelope and massive buildings; construction roofs; flooding; infrastructure; huge constructions; meteorology; probability modeling; and wind loading. Structural engineers, architects, construction code officers, and chance managers will achieve vital insights into the prevention and mitigation of wear and tear from hurricanes and different robust storms.

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It’s noteworthy that none of the differences indicated in Figure 4, either warm vs. long term, or warm vs. cool are statistically significant at the 95% confidence level. 0 Long-Term Warm Cold Figure 4. Hurricane landfall rates by region and category for the 110 year record (long term average) and the warm and cool SST years. ATC & SEI 2012 © ASCE and ATC 2013 19 RESULTS Using the ratios of the landfall rates as a function of the storm category and region groups defined in Figure 4, statistical “climate conditioned” weights were developed to apply to the landfall event probabilities for each tropical cyclone that produced gust wind speeds of at least 50 mph on land.

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