Tornado Risk Evaluation Using Wind Speed Profiles

by Robert C. Garson, (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.; formerly, Research Assoc., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, Mass.,
C. Allin Cornell, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Frof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, Mass.,
Jose Morla Catalan, (A.M.ASCE), Struct. Engr.; Iglesias, Vazques, del Nido, and Bonnet, Puerto Rico; formerly, Research Asst., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge, Mass.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 5, Pg. 1167-1171


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: This paper deals with an approximate form for the wind speed decay from the peak velocity out to the gale intensity boundary is introduced. This is combined with Wen and Chu's model to provide an improved procedure for estimating damaging tornado wind likelihoods.

Subject Headings: Wind speed | Tornadoes | Wind forces | Decomposition | Domain boundary | Wind loads

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