How do you effectively measure potential wind and weather damage?
Whether gauging tornado wind pressure or storm wind speeds, Exponent's multidisciplinary wind engineering teams develop and interpret sophisticated simulations and analyses to help clients respond to wind and weather-related hazards.
The nature and magnitude of wind forces on structures are complex functions of shielding, stagnation, and vortex shedding, among other phenomena. More precise mapping of actual wind pressures requires wind-tunnel testing or, in some circumstances, computer modeling of wind flow.
We conduct risk and damage assessments for buildings and structures in hurricane-prone regions to give owners a clear understanding of the current and potential future state of their assets as well as ways to manage risk and recovery.
For 50+ years, we’ve thrived on solving unstructured problems that require bespoke solutions. Some of our services include:
• Conducting probabilistic risk assessments for assets located in areas prone to hurricanes and high winds
• Investigating wind damage, including triage, determining the nature and extent of damage, and identifying appropriate repairs
• Running advanced structural analyses, including the incorporation of wind-tunnel testing and advanced computer simulation as appropriate
• Investigating envelope performance and the effects of wind-driven rain
Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.
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