Publication provides insight into managing risk of wind-borne debris damage

Explains how models and data are used to assess the risk of structural damage.

February 12, 2018 |

A new publication, Wind-Borne Debris Hazards, provides a concise summary of the current state of knowledge on all aspects of wind-borne debris damage, says the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The book, published by ASCE, includes an overview of the wind environment, the vulnerability of various structures to impact, responses to that impact, and post-storm field surveys. The publication then follows the path of a piece of wind-borne debris from motion initiation through flight to impact.

The final chapters cover how models and data are used to assess the risk of structural damage and how design codes have responded to this risk. This book will be valuable to engineering practitioners who are concerned with the risk of debris impact and mitigation, ASCE says.

The publication is available at: http://www.asce.org/templates/publications-book-detail.aspx?id=25901

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