Title

A Review of Approaches to Simulate Windborne Debris Dynamics in Wind Fields

Abstract

Windborne debris (WBD) is one of the significant causes of damage to civil structures and infrastructures and economic loss under extreme winds, such as hurricanes and tornadoes. The impact of WBD with high momentum damages the building envelope and may further threaten the integrity of the entire structure. This study presents a comprehensive review of current literature on interactions between wind fields and WBD, with a focus on approaches to model/simulate dynamics of WBD and their impact loading on civil structures. Depending upon the applied research methodologies, the studies in the existing literature can be primarily categorized into the following three groups: 1) analytical/empirical modeling/numerical approaches, 2) experimental approaches, and 3) statistical approaches. Following brief descriptions of these approaches and their findings in the published studies, knowledge gaps are identified, and research needs are recommended.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Comments

National Science Foundation, Grant 1455709

Keywords and Phrases

Impact loading; Literature review; Wind field; Windborne debris

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0167-6105

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2021 International Association for Wind Engineering, All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 May 2021

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