Sandwiches for any storm
Hurricanes have forever posed a threat to buildings, primarily due to windborne damage caused to rooves and underlying structures.
Over the past few decades, concrete has undergone some significant advancements, particularly with the development of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC), which may hold the key to mitigating this damage.
The aim of this project is to create a unique system of roofing panel; one that combines the superior properties of UHPC with current steel roofing methods into a composite structure that can better withstand the elements. The hope is that, through both numerical and experimental analyses, the design can be further developed from this current iteration into a system that improves a building’s capacity to withstand hurricane damage and reduce the cost to property and human life.
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Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering