publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Reducing Losses from Wind-Related Natural Perils: Research at the IBHS Research Center

Christine D. Standohar-Alfano; Heather Estes; Tim Johnston; Murray J. Morrison; Tanya M. Brown-Giammanco;
Open Access English
  • Published: 24 Feb 2017 Journal: Frontiers in Built Environment, volume 3 (issn: 2297-3362, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
The capabilities of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center full-scale test chamber are described in detail. This research facility allows complete full-scale structures to be tested. Testing at full-scale allows vulnerabilities of structures to be evaluated with fewer assumptions than was previously possible. Testing buildings under realistic elevated wind speeds has the potential to isolate important factors that influence the performance of components, potentially allowing for modifications to standard testing procedures that are commonly used to evaluate product performance. IBHS’ wind-related research is discussed, along wi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Built Environment, damage, full-scale, hail, water ingress, wildfires, wind, Structural engineering, business.industry, business, Full scale, Test chamber, Marine engineering, Wind speed, Forensic engineering, Research center, Engineering
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Reducing Losses from Wind-Related Natural Perils: Research at the IBHS Research Center

Christine D. Standohar-Alfano; Heather Estes; Tim Johnston; Murray J. Morrison; Tanya M. Brown-Giammanco;