UP Engglib News

Thank you to everyone who attended EnggLib's first ever Webinar, "Reading is Fundamental: The Human Library is Now Open" held last 30 June 2020 in celebration of UP Pride Month.

The recording of the webinar can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com

See you in our future events!





Today’s featured ebooks, “Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power Systems: Modelling Optimization, and Operation” and “Primer on Engineering Standards, Expanded Textbook Edition”.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers' authoritative subscription-based online reference spanning the entire knowledge-base of interest to the mechanical engineering and related research communities. The Library has access to more than 100 titles of ASME e-Books in a diverse range of subject areas including design and manufacturing, engineering management and pipeline engineering.

These are accessible via DilNet and through the remote access portal.

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Check out this publication entitled "Building back towards storm-resilient housing: Lessons from Fiji's Cyclone Winston experience" published on International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction under ScienceDirect. The article was written by Prof. Diocel Harold Aquino et al.

The article is accessible within UP COE’s network and via remote access on sciencedirect.com

Abstract: Storm-related disasters lead to massive destruction of housing structures all over the world. In 2016, Fiji was struck by Cyclone Winston, which rendered approximately 15% of the country's population homeless. In light of the severe devastation brought about by the cyclone, there is a need to better prepare for future hazards, particularly in the resilience of housing structures in developing countries. A research delegation traveled to Fiji and surveyed two villages in Ra province, which were among the most severely affected by the cyclone. The field study was supplemented with an archival review of post-disaster reports and other background information obtained from key government agencies and non-government organizations working on the recovery and rehabilitation of the affected areas. Structural failure modes and patterns on damaged and collapsed houses were observed and analyzed. Results reveal the vulnerabilities of Fijian housing structures to severe winds. Inadequacies are observed in both design and construction aspects, underpinned by people's awareness of and access to cyclone-proofing practices and technologies, availability of skilled labor, and the corresponding costs. These underpinning factors would have to be addressed in order to develop a storm-resilient housing stock in Fiji.


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