Collaborative effort to estimate collapse fragility for buildings worldwide: The WHE-PAGER project.
9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering 2010, Including Papers from the 4th International Tsunami Symposium.
(pp. 3709 - 3719).
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.
|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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