Research Brief: Resilience Assessment of Structures Using Molecular Dynamics

Image of a model office building from CSHub Research Brief: A Resilience Assessment of Structures Using Molecular Dynamics
June 20, 2018

Windstorms are responsible for approximately $28 billion in damages each year in the United States, with a potential rise to $38 billion by 2075. Traditional structural mechanics approaches evaluate wind damage of structural elements such as beams or walls in relation to a design code, while not accounting for the contribution of non-structural elements which clearly impact building integrity, like windows. This research brief presents an approach with significant advantages over traditional evaluation methods. Read the brief.