Windborne debris risk analysis - Part II. Application to structural vulnerability modeling

Ning Lin, Erik Vanmarcke, Siu Chung Yau

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The 'chain reaction' effect of the interaction between wind pressure and windborne debris is likely to be a major cause of damage to residential buildings during severe wind events. The current paper (Part II) concerns the quantification of such pressure-debris interaction in an advanced vulnerability model that integrates the debris risk model developed in Part I and a component-based wind-pressure damage model. This vulnerability model may be applied to predict the cumulative wind damage during the passage of particular hurricanes, to estimate annual hurricane losses, or to conduct system reliability analysis for residential developments, with the effect of windborne debris fully considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-220
Number of pages14
JournalWind and Structures, An International Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation


  • Hurricane
  • Risk
  • Vulnerability
  • Windborne debris


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