AIR Worldwide, the Boston-based disaster modeling company and part of Verisk Inc., said on Tuesday that it had improved the modeling of the extent of damage from conventional bombing attacks in its US terrorism model.
The model could help show estimates of injuries and losses, including property damage, work compensation and personal injury, by using the size and location of the bomb, AIR said in its Tuesday statement. Model users can get loss results for a particular floor in a structure.
Customers can use AIR's Touchstone online platform to select an explosion size and location to analyze the impact it will have on their specific business book.
AIR uses 3D computation of fluid dynamics simulations and incorporated inputs as recently as the detonation of a recreational bomb in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on December 25, 2020, to develop the model.
Tao Lai, vice president of research for AIR Worldwide, said the updated model could produce a more realistic extent of damage to various forms of bombings, including the Oklahoma City bombing, which was estimated to have an energy of 4,000 pounds TNT and damaged 324 structures within a five-block radius. Catalog [1