The DesignSafe Data Depot not only serves the NHERI community by providing access to scholarship and datasets, but also by acting as a means for researchers to collaborate through sharing and combining datasets. Elaina Sutley of the University of Kansas and Arindam Chowdhury of Florida International University, along with other colleagues (Kim et al. 2020), merged field damage survey data and experimental data collected separately to gain a better understanding of wind effects on coastal elevated buildings. The field damage data was published in “RAPID: Assessing the Performance of Elevated Wood Buildings, including Manufactured Housing, in Florida during 2018 Hurricane Michael'' (Sutley et al. 2019), and was combined with data from a new experiment concerning wind effects on manufactured housing conducted at the Wall of Wind NHERI Experimental Facility. Although the experimental data was not yet ready for publication in the DesignSafe Data Depot, Chowdhury shared the data with Sutley and her research group through the My Projects space within the Data Depot. This collaboration allowed the research results from both research teams to inform the wind coefficients for elevated buildings to be featured in ASCE 7-22 as standard code provisions for wind loads.
Kim, J.H., Moravej, M., Sutley, E.J., Chowdhury, A., and Dao, T.N. (2020) “Observations and Analysis of Wind Pressures on the Floor Underside of Elevated Buildings.” Engineering Structures, 221, 111101, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2020.111101.
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.