Research Brief: Validation of Molecular Dynamics-Based Structural Damage Models

March 29, 2019

Windstorms currently generate $28 billion in average annual damage and this figure is projected to rise. To mitigate wind-related hazard damage, CSHub researchers have proposed a new way to simulate building buckling and fracture under wind loads. The approach, detailed in this research brief, analyzes a building as an ensemble of atoms to offer a more elegant and time efficent method of structural modeling. Read the brief here.