Comparative study of multi-hazard performance of different wall systems used in single-family dwelling construction

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the types of damage that single-family dwellings experience under different hazard conditions. Available information on the performance of wood-frame, steel stud, structural insulated panel, concrete masonry unit, autoclaved aerated concrete, insulated concrete form, and adobe wall systems in natural disasters and fire is presented to develop an understanding of the damageability of the chosen wall systems. Lessons learned with regard to the vulnerability of damage due to high wind loads resulting from hurricane and tornado as well as missile impact, earthquake induced building deformations, flood water effects, and fire related effects are discussed. At the end, the paper summarizes the appropriateness of different wall systems for single-family dwellings in a simple rating form if the building is expected to experience any of the natural disasters or hazards discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationForensic Engineering 2012
Subtitle of host publicationGateway to a Better Tomorrow - Proceedings of the 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering
Pages1053-1062
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 4 2013
Event6th Congress on Forensic Engineering 2012: Gateway to a Better Tomorrow - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 31 2012Nov 3 2012

Publication series

NameForensic Engineering 2012: Gateway to a Better Tomorrow - Proceedings of the 6th Congress on Forensic Engineering

Other

Other6th Congress on Forensic Engineering 2012: Gateway to a Better Tomorrow
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10/31/1211/3/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering

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