COMPLETED PROJECTS

Year 1 (2019/2020)

  • 2019_01 Investigation of Wind Performance of Roofing Elements Using Full-Scale Experimentation; Co-PIs:  Arindam Chowdhury and Ioannis Zisis; Mentor:  Ming Shiao (GAF)
  • 2019_02 Prediction of wind and surge damage to buildings by hurricane;  PI:  Doug Smith; Mentor:  Tim Doggett (BHS)
  • 2019_04 Investigation of wind-driven rain and wind-induced vibrations effects on curtain wall systems; Co-PIs:  Amal Elawady and S. J. Lee; Co-PIs:  Arindam Chowdhury and Ioannis Zisis: Mentors:  Guido Lori (Permastelisa S.P.A) and Karthik Ramanathan (Verisk)
  • 2019_06 Estimation of Interior and Contents Damage Due to Wind Driven Rain Ingress into Mid/High-Rise Buildings; PI:  Jean-Paul Pinelli (M.S. Thesis by Zhouxuan Wei)

Year 2 (2020/2021)

  • 2020_01 Investigation of Wind Performance of Roofing Elements Using Full-Scale Experimentation; Co-PIs:  Arindam Chowdhury and Ioannis Zisis; Mentor:  Ming Shiao (GAF)
  • 2020_02 Prediction of wind and surge damage to buildings by hurricane;  PI:  Doug Smith; Mentor:  Tim Doggett (BHS)
  • 2020_04 Investigation of wind-driven rain and wind-induced vibrations effects on curtain wall systems;  Co-PIs:  Amal Elawady and S. J. Lee; Co-PIs:  Arindam Chowdhury and Ioannis Zisis: Mentors:  Guido Lori (Permastelisa S.P.A) and Karthik Ramanathan (Verisk)
  • 2020_06 Estimation of Interior and Contents Damage Due to Wind Driven Rain Ingress into Mid/High-Rise Buildings; PI:  Jean-Paul Pinelli; Mentors:  Maurizio Savina (SCOR Global P& C) and Karthik Ramanathan (Verisk)

Year 3 (2021/2022)

  • 2021_01 Development of Fragility Curves for Tornadic Loading on Low-Rise Buildings; PI:  Delong Zuo; Mentors:  Tim Doggett (BHS) and Tim Johnson (Verisk)
  • 2021_02 Prediction of wind and surge damage to buildings; PI: Doug Smith; Mentors:  Eric Haefli (State Farm Insurance), Tim Doggett (BHS) , and Tim Johnson (Verisk)
  • 2021_03 Investigation of installation and anchor requirements of roof systems under high wind conditions; Co-PIs; Arindam Chowdhury and Ioannis Zisis; Mentor: James Kirby (GAF)
  • 2021_04 Probabilistic Modelling of Household Recovery after Hurricane and Wind Disaster; PI;  Brad Ewing; Mentor:  Daniel Diaz (USAA)
  • 2021-05 Time related expenses model, based on combination of exterior, interior, and contents damage; PI; Jean-Paul Pinelli; Mentors: Karthik Ramanathan (Verisk) and Daniel Diaz (USAA)
  • 2021_06 Exploratory investigation of field damage, hazard, and institutional data for potential use in risk models; Co-PIs: Jean-Paul Pinelli, Kishor Mehta, Ioannis Zisis, and Delong Zuo; Mentors: Tim Doggett (BHS), Eric Haefli (State Farm Insurance), and Karthik Ramanathan (Verisk)
  • 2021_07 Empirical vulnerability model to assess impact of windborne tree debris on low-rise construction; Co-PIs: Amal Elawady and Jean-Paul Pinelli; Mentors: Tim Johnson (Verisk) and Eric Haefli  (State Farm Insurance)

Year 4 (2022/2023)

  • WHIP2022_01 – Development of Fragility Curves for Tornadic Loading on Low-Rise Buildings, PI:  Delong Zuo – Mentors:  Tim Doggett (BHS), Marc Levitan and Dan Rhee  (NIST), and Tim Johnson (Verisk)
  • WHIP2022_02- Prediction of wind and surge damage to buildings by hurricane, PI:  Doug Smith – Mentors:  Eric Haefli (State Farm Insurance), Tim Doggett (BHS), Karthik Ramanathan and Tim Johnson (Verisk), GAF, and NIST
  • WHIP2022_03 – Wind effects on ballasted rooftop photovoltaic systems, Co-PIs:  Arindam Chowdhury, Ioannis Zisis, Amal Elawady – Mentors: Erica Sherman (GAF) and NIST
  • WHIP2022_04 – Wind-induced loads on irregular shaped buildings, Co-PIs:  Ioannis Zisis and Arindam Chowdhury – Mentors:  Abby Scott and Chris Kang (State Farm Insurance), Verisk and NIST
  • WHIP2022_05 – was not used
  • WHIP2022_06 – Integration of field damage, hazard, and exposure data for potential use in risk models – Co-PIs:  Nezamoddini-Kachouie Nezamoddin and Jean- Paul Pinelli – Mentors:  Karthik Ramanathan and Tim Johnson (Verisk) and Eric Haefli (State Farm Insurance)
  • WHIP2022_07-Empirical vulnerability model to assess impact of windborne tree debris on low-rise construction.  PI: Amal Elawady, Co-PI:  Jean-Paul Pinelli – Mentors:  Tim Johnson (Verisk), Abby Scott and Chris Kang (State Farm Insurance), Tanya Brown-Giammanco and Dan Rhee (NIST) and Daniel Diaz (USAA)

Year 5 (2023/2024)

  • WHIP2023_01 – Evaluation of Tornado-Like Loading on Buildings of Various Shapes and Geometries, PI:  Delong Zuo – Mentors:  Tim Doggett (BHS), Marc Levitan (NIST), and Tim Johnson (Verisk) – in progress
  • WHIP2023_02- Prediction of wind and surge damage to buildings by hurricane, PI:  Doug Smith – Mentors:  Eric Haefli (State Farm Insurance), Tim Doggett (BHS), Karthik Ramanathan and Tim Johnson (Verisk), GAF, and NIST – in progress
  • WHIP2023_03 – Ballasted PV system load sharing and effective wind area (EWA), Co-PIs:  Arindam Chowdhury and Ioannis Zisis – Mentors: Erica Sherman and Elizabeth Grant (GAF) and NIST – in progress
  • WHIP2023_04 – EXPLORATORY – Risk vulnerability model for components of refinery plants or industrial facilities, PI:  Jean-Paul Pinelli – Mentors:  Karthik Ramanathan (Verisk), Tim Doggett (BHS), and Marc Levitan (NIST) – in progress
  • WHIP2023_05 –Empirical vulnerability model to assess impact of windborne tree debris on low-rise construction.  PI: Amal Elawady, Co-PI:  Jean-Paul Pinelli – Mentors:  Tim Johnson (Verisk), Abby Scott and Chris Kang (State Farm Insurance), Tanya Brown-Giammanco and Dan Rhee (NIST) and Daniel Diaz (USAA) – in progress