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Collaborative effort to estimate collapse fragility for buildings worldwide: The WHE-PAGER project

D'Ayala, DF; Jaiswal, KS; Wald, DJ; Porter, K; Greene, M; (2010) Collaborative effort to estimate collapse fragility for buildings worldwide: The WHE-PAGER project. In: 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium. (pp. 3709 - 3719).

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Abstract

The EERI WHE-USGS PAGER project is a collaborative initiative to improve the understanding and classification of the building inventory and collapse vulnerability of non-U.S. construction types worldwide. The assessment of building stock vulnerability will directly help the PAGER semi-empirical and analytical loss models to reliably estimate the casualties in the near-immediate aftermath of any destructive earthquake worldwide. Data have been collected systematically by interrogating experts to produce empirical estimates of fragility curves and numerically-based analytical models. The process of developing a consistent reference framework for collapse definitions, structures catalogue, use of experimental data existing in the literature, and correlation between the two approaches is illustrated here, followed by a discussion of the results obtained.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Collaborative effort to estimate collapse fragility for buildings worldwide: The WHE-PAGER project
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

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