A new use case for the SimCenter’s R2D tool has been published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. The article, “Advancing Parcel-Level Hurricane Regional Loss Assessments Using Open Data and the Regional Resilience Determination Tool,” presents the first replication and extension of the R2D tool to conduct parcel-level and component-level hurricane performance assessments of a set of single-family homes located in Florida's Bay County, the landfall site of Hurricane Michael in 2018. Download the paper from Elsevier-ScienceDirect at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2023.103818.
The study demonstrates the use of R2D “to conduct parcel-level performance assessments of buildings outside of the existing testbed regions and the first extension of R2D for component-level assessments under hurricane winds. These two contributions in turn demonstrate the robustness of the R2D tool's current capabilities as well as opportunities for the research community to further extend R2D for this and other hazard scenarios. Ultimately, the ability to contribute data and models within a common, open-source workflow such as R2D is imperative to advancing the research community's ability to support regional loss assessments capable of capturing each parcel's unique risk to hurricanes and associated vulnerabilities.”
The paper was authored by Karen Angeles, a former Ph.D. student at University of Notre Dame, currently with Verisk, and Tracy Kijewski-Correa, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences and Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame and SimCenter Working Group Leader for Regional Simulation of Hurricane and Tsunami Hazards.
Citation: Angeles, K. and Kijewski-Correa, T. (2023). Advancing Parcel-Level Hurricane Regional Loss Assessments Using Open Data and the Regional Resilience Determination Tool, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2023.103818.