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Seismic vulnerability and risk evaluation methods for urban areas: a review with application to a pilot area

Author
Barbat, A. H.; Carreño, M.L.; Pujades, L.G.; Lantada, M.; Cardona, O.; Marulanda , M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Structure and infrastructure engineering: maintenance, management, life-cycle design and performance
Date of publication
2010-02
Volume
6
Number
1-2
First page
17
Last page
38
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/15732470802663763 Open in new window
URL
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a908219355 Open in new window
Abstract
The most relevant seismic vulnerability and risk analysis methods are discussed and compared in this article using, as a pilot urban area, the city of Barcelona, Spain, where risk studies have been carried out over the last 15 years in the framework of different research projects. Most of the buildings in Barcelona, which have unreinforced masonry structure or reinforced concrete structure with waffled slab floors, show a high degree of vulnerability to earthquakes. The physical seismic risk but...
Keywords
damage probability matrices, fragility curves, risk analysis, seismic hazard assessment, structural vulnerability, urban areas
Group of research
(MC)2 - Group of Computational Mechanics on Continuous Medium
(MC)2 - UPC Computational continuum mechanics
EGEO - Geomatics Engineering
GIES - Geophysics and Earthquake Engineering

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