CURRENT PROJECTS


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