Evaluating Mitigative Options for Critical Facilities in Hurricane Prone Regions

by Norris Stubbs, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, USA,
Betti C. Johnson, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, USA,
Peter G. Gregory, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dynamics of Structures


This paper describes, and demonstrates the use of, a methodology to evaluate the safety of occupants in structures subjected to hurricane forces. Occupant safety is expressed in terms of the component reliabilities of the structural frame, the roof, the cladding, and the foundation; the exposure of the occupant given component failure; and the consequences of failure, in terms of fatalities given component failure and occupant exposure, of elements of the building systems.

Subject Headings: Roof failures | Hurricanes and typhoons | Structural reliability | Building systems | Health hazards | Building design | Structural safety | Failure analysis

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