Stability criteria for flooded vehicles: a state-of-the-art review
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Hazard conditions related to vehicular circulation are important in flood risk management. The knowledge of vehicles stability when those are exposed to flooding is crucial for an informed flood risk management in urban areas. After losing stability, the vehicle becomes buoyant and may be washed away with potential injuries and fatalities. Therefore, the analysis of the stability of vehicles exposed to flooding is important in order to make decisions to reduce the damages and hazards. Herein a comprehensive state-of-the-art on stability of vehicles exposed to flooding is presented. The different studies have been gathered in experimental, theoretical and guidelines proposals and all of them focusing on parked vehicles. There is a clear need to conduct more research in this field by testing a greater variety of models in order to offer a more general methodology to define stability threshold for any vehicle exposed to flooding. Nevertheless, in this work, it has been demonstrate that the most safety stability criterion for vehicles exposed to flooding up to now is the proposed in the Guide AR&R.
This is the accepted version of the following article: [Martínez-Gomariz, E., Gómez, M., Russo, B. and Djordjević, S. (2018), Stability criteria for flooded vehicles: a state-of-the-art review. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11: S817–S826. doi: 10.1111/jfr3.12262], which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1111/jfr3.12262/abstract.
CitationMartínez-Gomariz, E., Gomez, M., Russo, B., Djordjevic, S. Stability criteria for flooded vehicles: a state-of-the-art review. "Journal of flood risk management", Febrer 2018, vol. 11, núm. Supplement S2, p. S817-S826.