Post Windstorm Evaluation of Critical Aspects Causing Damage to Rural Houses in the Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia

Shah Zaini, Shaharudin and A. Majid, Taksiah and Che Deraman, Siti Noratikah and Wan Chik, Farah Alwani and Muhammad, Mohd Khairul Azuan (2017) Post Windstorm Evaluation of Critical Aspects Causing Damage to Rural Houses in the Northern Region of Peninsular Malaysia. MATEC Web of Conferences, 103 (03016). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2261-236X

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    Abstract

    Rural houses are susceptible to roof blown off and severe damage during a windstorm event due to the lack of engineering considerations. The aim of this paper is to conduct a post windstorm evaluation on the damaged rural houses located in the northern region of Peninsula Malaysia. Several activities were involved during the post windstorm survey including site visualization, site measurement and interview. Critical aspects including types of damages, types of houses, gap height, overhang length, roof geometry, roof pitch, roof cladding and terrain category were analysed using a simple bar chart. It is anticipated that the presence of kitchen house influences the overall stability of the rural houses due to the formation of gap height.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1-2040 Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Divisions: Kampus Kejuruteraan (Engineering Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Awam (School of Civil Engineering) > Article
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 16:56
    Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 16:56
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/37156

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