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Publication Offers Concise Summary of Wind-Borne Debris Damage
February 6, 2018

The flying debris caused by hurricanes and tornadoes is a major hazard to people and structures. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) new publication, Wind-Borne Debris Hazards provides a concise summary of the current state of the knowledge on all aspects of wind-borne debris damage.

Starting with an overview of the wind environment, the vulnerability of various structures to impact, responses to that impact, and post-storm field surveys, this book’s subsequent chapters follow the path of a piece of wind-borne debris from motion initiation through flight to impact. The final chapters cover how models and data are used to assess the risk of structural damage and how design codes have responded to this risk. This book will be valuable to engineering practitioners who are concerned with the risk of debris impact and mitigation.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore.

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