Vulnerability of Housing to Windstorms

Cyclone Testing Station Wind Research Vulnerability of Housing to Windstorms

Vulnerability of Housing

The Cyclone Testing Station continues to work with other industry groups to assess the vulnerability of houses in cyclonic and non-cyclonic parts of Australia. Existing houses and houses under construction have been surveyed. Full scale houses and components have been tested and analysed. Using wind tunnel tests based on scale models and full scale wind load data, vulnerability models that estimate damage to a range of house types are being produced. These models incorporate engineering theory and reliability analysis of housing performance. They are validated from post windstorm damage investigations. The outcomes from these studies are being expanded to align with the work at the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.

The CTS has NATA accreditation for testing services. Please contact us for further details.

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