Project Name:Experimental and Numerical Study to Improve Damage and Loss Estimation Due to Overland Wave and Surge Hazards on Near-Coast Structures
Other Research Participants/Partners:John van de Lindt, Colorado State University
This project will apply the wave-surge fragility method to determine damage to several additional building types. A HAZUS analysis over a region of the New Jersey shoreline will be conducted using (1) the existing HAZUS methodology, and (2) the new fragilities developed herein. The investigators will work with DHS FEMA HAZUS developers to lay out the steps needed to implement the new fragility types in HAZUS, including any additional validation steps needed.
Dr. Cox’s research focuses on community resilience to coastal hazards, including tsunami and hurricane surge and waves inundation in the built and natural environments. He conducts research on tsunami and wave impacts on near-coast structures, tsunami evacuation and life safety, sediment transport and erosion, and nature-based solutions for coastal hazards mitigation.
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