Engineering Investigations of Hurricane Damage

Wind Versus Water

Ranked #36 in Structural

Sponsored by the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering and the Technical Council on Wind Engineering of ASCE

After a hurricane or tropical storm strikes, civil engineers are often called upon to investigate the resulting damage to structures. One of the common assignments is to distinguish between wind damage and water damage. This task can be complex, requiring expertise in structural engineering, historic building codes, construction practices, wind forces, and water/wave forces, as well as familiarity with meteorology. The engineer may be asked to provide a rational estimate...

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