A Review of Approaches to Simulate Windborne Debris Dynamics in Wind Fields
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.
J. Zhao et al., "A Review of Approaches to Simulate Windborne Debris Dynamics in Wind Fields," Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, vol. 212, Elsevier, May 2021.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2021.104597
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Center for High Performance Computing Research
Keywords and Phrases
Impact loading; Literature review; Wind field; Windborne debris
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Article - Journal
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01 May 2021