Performance of low-rise construction under wind and coastal hazards during the landfall of hurricane harvey

T. Kijewski-Correa, J. Gong, A. Kennedy, J. A. Womble, C. S. Cai, J. Cleary, T. N. Dao, F. Leite, D. Liang, K. Peterman, C. Sun, A. Taflanidis, R. L. Wood

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Abstract

Hurricane Harvey made landfall August 25, 2017, near Rockport, Texas. With maximum winds of 130 mph, Harvey was the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. in over a decade and the first storm of this intensity to hit Texas since 1961. Four sub-teams were assembled to document damage in the landfall region in three coordinated waves from September 8-17, 2017. A pair of teams worked sequentially to conduct door-to-door Damage Assessments in Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, and Bayside, supplemented by unmanned aerial surveys (UAS) of select residential areas. These teams were flanked by a Coastal Scout Team measuring high water marks as far east as Palacios. These damage assessments were followed by block-level scans of these same neighborhoods using a mobile LiDAR van. 3D point clouds were acquired for select structures obtained using portable LiDAR/imaging laser scanners. This study will present a summary of the observed damage, correlated by age of construction and roof characteristics, followed by illustrative examples highlighting the performance of wood-framed, single-family residential construction, and metal-framed buildings to underscore common failure modes observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationForensic Engineering 2018
Subtitle of host publicationForging Forensic Frontiers - Proceedings of the 8th Congress on Forensic Engineering
EditorsRui Liu, Michael P. Lester, Alicia E. Diaz de Leon, Michael J. Drerup
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1017-1027
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482018
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Congress on Forensic Engineering 2018: Forging Forensic Frontiers - Austin, United States
Duration: Nov 29 2018Dec 2 2018

Publication series

NameForensic Engineering 2018: Forging Forensic Frontiers - Proceedings of the 8th Congress on Forensic Engineering

Conference

Conference8th Congress on Forensic Engineering 2018: Forging Forensic Frontiers
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin
Period11/29/1812/2/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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