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Developing insurance solutions software for natural hazard loss estimation
The population explosion in the second half of the twentieth century has caused exponential growth in economic losses associated with the natural and man-made disasters. Efforts to better understand economic consequences ...
Development of hurricane based fragility curves for wood-zinc houses in Puerto Rico
The costliest natural disasters to strike Puerto Rico in the last century have been caused by tropical storms and hurricanes. Over the years, many attempts were made to reduce vulnerability by improving the infrastructures. ...
On improving the performance of wood-zinc roof systems
From hurricane Hugo to hurricane Georges, the majority of storm related losses in Puerto Rico were attributed to wood-zinc houses and auxiliary structures. Efforts to improve the performance of such systems is therefore ...
Retrofitting of R/C structures on gravity columns using inverted-Y steel bracings
It is common practice in Puerto Rico to build elevated reinforced concrete frame and shear wall structures in hillsides and hilly terrains by supporting them on gravity columns. Recent studies have indicated the vulnerability ...