Wind vulnerability curves for low-rise commercial-residential buildings in the Florida public hurricane loss model

G. L. Pita, J. P. Pinelli, K. Gurley, J. Weekes, J. Mitrani-Reiser

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Abstract

Regional wind loss predictions depend on vulnerability curves. A state of the art approach for developing the vulnerability curves is presented in the paper. It is based on engineering models that estimate the building damage caused by wind pressures, debris impact, and water penetration. This approach is a substantial improvement over traditional approaches, which derive vulnerability curves for different kind of buildings through curve fitting of historical insurance loss data. This paper describes the engineering model used to develop vulnerability curves for commercial-residential buildings in the Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk
Subtitle of host publicationAnalysis, Modeling, and Management - Proceedings of the ICVRAM 2011 and ISUMA 2011 Conferences
Pages618-625
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2011
EventInternational Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, ICVRAM 2011 and the International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, ISUMA 2011 - Hyattsville, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 11 2011Apr 13 2011

Publication series

NameVulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Analysis, Modeling, and Management - Proceedings of the ICVRAM 2011 and ISUMA 2011 Conferences

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management, ICVRAM 2011 and the International Symposium on Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, ISUMA 2011
CountryUnited States
CityHyattsville, MD
Period4/11/114/13/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Pita, G. L., Pinelli, J. P., Gurley, K., Weekes, J., & Mitrani-Reiser, J. (2011). Wind vulnerability curves for low-rise commercial-residential buildings in the Florida public hurricane loss model. In Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Analysis, Modeling, and Management - Proceedings of the ICVRAM 2011 and ISUMA 2011 Conferences (pp. 618-625). (Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Analysis, Modeling, and Management - Proceedings of the ICVRAM 2011 and ISUMA 2011 Conferences). https://doi.org/10.1061/41170(400)75