How Can Structures Resist the Damaging Power of Wind During Hurricane Season?July 14, 20201 min read
Experts are forecasting an active hurricane season, which has the potential to wreak havoc on communities if they are not adequately prepared.
Chris Letchford, an expert in wind engineering and the head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, studies how wind and ocean waves interact and how structures withstand wind.
Letchford is available to speak about the destructive power of extreme wind and how structures can be built or augmented to mitigate damage.
Christopher Letchford Professor & Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Studies wind flows through, and loads upon, the built environment.