Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
Walter Z. Tang
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Irtishad U. Ahmad
Third Advisor's Name
Hector R. Fuentes
Date of Defense
The objective of this research was to assess the damage of various structures that were affected during Hurricane Andrew using aerial photographs. Different damage mechanisms were demonstrated. Quantitative damage assessment data was obtained by interpretation of aerial photographs. The damage data have been statistically analyzed. Various types of structures were studied and their typical damages were examined using the statistical analysis with respect to wind speed and zip codes. Illustrations of damages in different communities, damages to different roofs, and their possible failure mechanisms were also discussed. The damage data generated in this study can be used to predict damage during a hurricane after they are statistically correlated with the wind speed.
Dhar, Sondwip, "Damage assessment of various structures by hurricane Andrew using aerial photographs" (2002). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2792.
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