This class was intended for upperclassmen engineering undergraduates. Prerequisite courses in Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics, and Structural Mechanics are recommended.
ASCE, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 7-02, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2002.
Mehta and Delahay, Guide to the Use of Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-02, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2003.
Draft chapters from Hurricane Engineering: Planning, Analysis, Design, Response, and Recovery of Civil Engineering Systems, being written LSU Civil Engineering faculty.
Several FEMA publications on design for flood resistant construction will be used as references. FEMA publications are available by calling FEMA’s Distribution Center at 1-800-480-2520.
FEMA and FIA, Building Performance: Hurricane Andrew in Florida, FIA-22, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Federal Insurance Administration, 1993.
FEMA, Coastal Construction Manual, FEMA-55, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1986.
FEMA, Design Guidelines for Flood Damage Reduction, FEMA-15, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1981.
and Homework Problems
Sample exams and homework problems can be obtained by emailing a request to the LSU Hurricane Center. See the Contact Us page for information.