EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL STUDY TO IMPROVE DAMAGE AND LOSS ESTIMATION DUE TO OVERLAND WAVE AND SURGE HAZARDS
ON NEAR-COAST STRUCTURES
DR. DAN COX
DR. JOHN VAN DE LINDT
This project demonstrates the effectiveness of the new damage functions developed in Year 1-6 for predicting hurricane surge and wave impacts to residential and commercial structures. We will validate with observed damage data from Hurricane Michael impacts to Mexico Beach, Florida. We will collaborate with LSU and UPRM to incorporate Engineering with Nature (mangroves) in mitigation planning and stakeholder engagement.