Non-Composite and Composite Steel Panels for Tornado Missile Barrier Walls

Dynamic Tornadic Wind Loads on Tall Buildings
A mathematical model is developed to study tornadic wind loading on tall buildings. Based on a theoretical solution, a wind field model is constructed, in which the variation of wind velocity...

Tornado Design Winds Based on Risk
A procedure is presented for evaluating the probability of damage due to tornado wind velocities above a specified threshold. It implements theoretical velocity profiles to convert reported...

Tornado Risk Evaluation Using Wind Speed Profiles
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...

Tornado-Induced Waves in a Basin

Wall Panel Resistance to Tornado-Borne Debris

A General Study of Tornado Generated Missiles

Tornado Generated Missiles

Statistical Safety factor Concept for Determining the Probable Maximum Flood

Development of Response Spectra for a Thin Shell Structure

Steam Jet Force Decay

Selection of Design Basis Tornado

Residential Buildings Engineered to Resist Tornadoes
The destruction of property and loss of life due to the effects of tornadoes and hurricanes is a yearly worldwide problem. In the United States, property damage accounts for nearly $1...

Tornado Risks and Design Wind Speed
An analytical method of assessing tornado risks is presented whereby the probability of a tornado striking a given point with a maximum wind speed exceeding a prescribed value can be evaluated....

Experiments on Unstable Vortices
Unlike wake vortices, drain and inlet vortices cannot be explained as being friction effects. It is suggested that vortices of this type are the result of an unstable process, which starts...

Nuclear Power Plant Tornado Design Considerations
Tornadoes, which are the most violent of all atmospheric disturbances, have not usually been considered in structural design criteria except for possible provisions of emergency personnel...

Concrete Containments for Reactors—State of Art
Nuclear power plants and required containments are to be so designed and constructed that the release of radioactive material in the unlikely event of a reactor accident can be controlled,...

A Weather Modification Program for the Future
Review of present status of weather modification; research program recommended by Advisory Committee on Weather Control; future program should: improve techniques in cloud-seeding, increase...

Radar for Rainfall Measurement and Storm Tracking
Use of radar for quantitative measurement of precipitation, detection and tracking of tornadoes, severe winds, and hailstorms; radar occasionally detects initiation of new precipitation...

Wind Forces on Structures: Nature of the Wind
Recommendations are given for the one-minute-average wind velocity at a height of 30 feet as the basic velocity of reference in different parts of the country and for different height...

 

 

 

 

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