Hurricane damage and loss estimation using an integrated vulnerability model

Siu Chung Yau, Ning Lin, Erik Vanmarcke

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An integrated vulnerability model is presented to estimate structural damage and related economic losses in clusters of residential buildings resulting from hurricane winds. The model accounts for the occurrence of a possible chain reaction of events involving wind-pressure damage and wind-borne debris damage, amplifying overall losses. Different approximate damage and loss prediction methods are compared, and three numerical examples are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-189
Number of pages6
JournalNatural Hazards Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Social Sciences


  • Cost estimation
  • Hurricanes
  • MonteCarlo method
  • Risk management
  • Structural damage
  • Wind engineering


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