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Harm, diminution, or destruction of an organ, body part, system, or function.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. damnum, loss, harm]
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The material damageability rate of a component is estimated by relative value D, which varies within the limit 0/1.
These components - which meet European Union (EU) 2003/102/EC Phase II lower leg pedestrian protection requirements and Economic Community of Europe (ECE) and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) impact test requirements for low speed vehicle damageability - form a globally compliant bumper system.
Kenneth et al (1990) developed an analytical modeling scheme to assess the damageability of reinforced concrete buildings experiencing inelastic behavior under earthquake loads.
The CHI is a near real-time measure of the damageability from a hurricane and allows CME to settle, trade and effectively pay claims within three days of a landfall event.
Reliable data about historic storm parameters is only available for a relatively short time period (about 100 years), and the damageability of current property stock is tested with each new event.