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Ning Lin, Civil and Environmental Engineering

(2008-2010)

Ning Lin

Ning’s research topic was Hurricane Multihazards Risk Analysis. Hurricanes often induce large amount of damage to coastal areas, due to combined effects of strong winds, heavy rainfall, and storm-surge. Moreover, the risk of these hazards may be greatly increased in the future, due to climate change and sea level rise. Her group applied a mesoscale meteorology model, a structural vulnerability model, and a hydrodynamic model to investigate these hazards. Their ultimate goal was to develop a stochastic framework to access the joint risk of these hurricane-associated hazards in the context of climate change.

Working Papers

Lin, N., E. Vanmarcke and S.C. Yau, "Application of Windborne Debris Risk Analysis in Structural Vulnerability Modeling for Residential Developments." (to be submitted to Wind & Structures; invited)

Lin, N., J.A. Smith, G. Villarini, T. Marchok and M.L. Baeck, "Multiple Hazards from Landfalling Tropical Cyclones: Case Study of Hurricane Isabel (2003)." (to be submitted to Weather and Forecasting)

Relevant Publications

Lin, N. and E. Vanmarcke, "Windborne Debris Risk Assessment," Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 23(4), 523-530, (special issue dedicated to Ove Ditlevsen) 2008.

Lin, N., J.D. Holmes and C.W. Letchford, "Trajectories of Windborne Debris and Applications to Impact Testing," ASCE J. Structural Engineering, 133 (2), 2, 274-282, 2007.

Lin, N., C.W. Letchford and J.D. Holmes, "Investigations of Plate-type Windborne Debris, I. Experiments in Wind Tunnel and Full-scale," J. of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 94, 51-76, 2006.

Holmes, J.D., C.W. Letchford and N. Lin, "Investigations of Plate-type Windborne Debris, II. Computed Trajectories," Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 94, 21-39, 2006.

Lin, N., C.W. Letchford, Y. Tamura, B. Liang and O. Nakamura, "Characteristics of Wind Forces on Tall Buildings," Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 93, 217-242, 2005.

Lin, N., B. Liang and Y. Tamura, "Experimental Investigation on Local Wind Force Coefficients and Power Spectra of High-rise Buildings," Chinese Journal of Vibration Engineering, Vol.16, No.4, 2003.

Conference Proceedings

Lin, N., E. Vanmarcke and T. Marchok, "Landfalling Hurricane Simulation and Wind Damage Assessment," Proceedings of the 1st American Association for Wind Engineering Workshop, Vail, Colorado, USA, August 21-22, 2008.

Lin, N. and E. Vanmarcke, "A Windborne Debris Risk Model," Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Wind Engineering (ICWE12), Cairns, Australia, July 1-6, 2007.

Lin, N., C.W. Letchford and J.D. Holmes, "Experimental Investigation of Trajectory of Windborne Debris with Applications to Debris Impact Criteria," Proceedings of the 10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering (10ACWE), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, June 1-4, 2005.

Lin, N., C.W. Letchford and G. Taylor, "Investigation of the Flight Mechanics of 1D (Rod-like) Debris," Proceedings of the 4th European & African Conference on Wind Engineering (EACWE2005), Prague, Czech Republic, July 11–15, 2005.

Holmes, J. D., C.W. Letchford and N. Lin, "Trajectories of Windborne Debris of the Plate-type," Proceedings of the 10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering (10ACWE), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, June 1-4, 2005.

Lin, N., C.W. Letchford and J.D. Holmes, "Aerodynamics of 2D Wind-borne Debris in Wind-tunnel and Full-scale tests," Proceedings of the 6th UK Conference on Wind Engineering, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, September 15-17, 2004.

Lin, N., C.W. Letchford and J.D. Holmes, "Wind Tunnel and Full-scale Tests of 2D Windborne Debris," Proceedings of the International Conference on Storms and the Annual National Conferences of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) and the Meteorological Society of New Zealand (MSNZ), Brisbane, Australia, July 5-9, 2004.

Lin, N., C.W. Letchford and J.D. Holmes, "Investigation of 2D Wind-borne Debris in Wind-tunnel and Full-scale Tests," Proceedings of the 11th Australian Wind Engineering Society Workshop, Darwin, Australia, June 28-30, 2004.

Lin, N., O. Nakamura, B. Liang and Y. Tamura, "Local Wind Forces Acting on Tall Buildings," Proceedings 11th Intern’l Conference on Wind Engineering (11ICWE), Lubbock, Texas, June 2-5, 2003. 

Conference Poster

Lin, N., G. Villarini, J.A. Smith, T. Marchok and M.L. Baeck, "Multiple Hazard Assessment of Extreme Rainfall, Winds and Flooding from Hurricane Isabel," 2008 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2008.