Wind researchers have used DesignSafe to access and merge their own data with the data of others to produce new works that fill substantial gaps in the existing literature. Researchers from the University of Kansas and University of Alabama (Sutley et al. 2020) merged subsets of field reconnaissance data from two separate hurricanes from “RAPID: Assessing the Performance of Elevated Wood Buildings, including Manufactured Housing, in Florida during 2018 Hurricane Michael'' (Sutley et al. 2019) and “RAPID: A Coordinated Structural Engineering Response to Hurricane Irma (in Florida)” (Kijewski-Correa et. al. 2018). The combined data was used to assess the structural damage to coastal manufactured housing in Florida during Hurricanes Irma and Michael. Manufactured homes are particularly susceptible to hurricane damage and are commonly found in communities of high social vulnerability. This study is one of the few in the existing literature at the intersection of structural engineering and social vulnerability, and the authors hope their work spurs more research on manufactured housing as a structure type.
Sutley, E.J., Vazquez, K., Kim, J.H., Dao, T., Johnston, B., and Hunt, J. (2020) “Performance of Manufactured Housing during Hurricanes Irma and Michael.” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 34(4), https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0001486.
Kijewski-Correa, T., Roueche, D., Pinelli, J-P, Prevatt, D., Zisis, I., Gurley, K., Refan, M., Haan, Jr., F., Pei, S., Rasouli, A., Elawady, A., Rhode-Barbarigos, L. (2018) "RAPID: A Coordinated Structural Engineering Response to Hurricane Irma (in Florida)" DesignSafe-CI. https://doi.org/10.17603/DS2TX0C.
Sutley, E., Dao, T., Kim, J. (2019) “RAPID: Assessing the Performance of Elevated Wood Buildings, including Manufactured Housing, in Florida during 2018 Hurricane Michael.” DesignSafe-CI. https://doi.org/10.17603/ds2-85fv-n684.