Key findings from USAID/OFDA wind tunnel testing of transitional shelters

As part of its Disaster Risk Reduction Programs, the United States Agency for International Development through the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) initiated a series of tests in 2012 to evaluate the wind resistance of full-scale transitional shelters (often referred to as t-shelters). This project was carried out at the Florida International University’s International Hurricane Research Center’s (IHRC) and Wall of Wind (WoW) facility in Miami.