Tornado Wind Effects on the Grand Gulf Cooling Tower

Tornado Aftermath: Questioning the Tools (Available Structural Engineering Special Issue Only)
In May 1997, several tornadoes hit central Texas. The strongest of these killed 27 people and destroyed about 40 single-family houses on the outskirts of Jarrell, north of Austin. A post-storm...

Tornado and Hail Risk Modeling: An Event Based Approach

Education: Pathway to Mitigation

The Car as a Wind Shelter for Mobile Home Residents

Tornadoes and Severe Storms in Russia

Mitigation of Windstorm Disasters

An Assessment of Wind Damage to Wood-Frame Houses

Flood Hazard Zonation in a Multihazard Environment

Institutional Issues in Natural Hazard Mitigation

Wind Hazards for Low-Rise Structures and Single Family Dwellings: A Possible Mitigation

Some Lessons Learned During the Great Flood of 1993

Reducing the Risks of Severe Windstorm Disaster; an International Perspective

Taming Tornado Alley
Some structures—such as nuclear power plants—need complete protection from tornadoes regardless of the high costs of design and construction. Public facilities need protection too, but...

Helical Convection in the Atmosphere and Elsewhere

Structural Dynamics in Hurricanes and Tornadoes
The random fluctuations of wind gusts produce dynamic interaction with structures. The objectives of this paper are to identify distinguishing differences in hurricane and tornado winds...

Update on Impact Effects in Nuclear Plants Part I—Overview and Need for Integrated Approach
In this paper, an ASCE working group on impact effects in nuclear plants updates the review of this technology contained in a five-year-old ASCE report. In Part I, an overview is given...

Update on Impact Effects in Nuclear Plants Part II—Review of Pipe Whip Impact
Current regulations require that pipe breaks be postulated in high-energy lines and measures be taken to prevent consequent damage to essential structures and systems. The paper addressed...

Upgrading Existing Facilities for Tornado Hazard

Tornado Technology and Professional Practice
Advancements in tornado technology make it possible to plan and design for the tornado. Tornado proof designs are being employed in the nuclear industry and in the design of shelters....

 

 

 

 

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