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A Mobile Application for Multi-Hazard Physical Vulnerability Prioritization of Schools

Nassirpour, A; Galasso, C; D'Ayala, D; (2018) A Mobile Application for Multi-Hazard Physical Vulnerability Prioritization of Schools. In: Proceedings of the 16th Conference on European Association of Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) 2018. European Association of Earthquake Engineering (EAEE): Thessaloniki, Greece. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

This paper introduces a series of tools for a rapid yet reliable visual multi-hazard vulnerability prioritization of school infrastructure against potentially destructive natural hazards, i.e., earthquake, typhoon, and flood. The proposed tools can assist and speed up the process of identifying the most vulnerable school buildings for further decision-making. For each considered school, a set of parameters, including general information on the building and its occupants, structural and nonstructural characteristics, and secondary vulnerability modifiers, are first gathered. For each parameter, a vulnerability rating is assigned to its possible attributes, finally determining a vulnerability index for each considered school building exposed to earthquake, wind, and flood hazards. A mobile application has been developed for the entire process to assist the surveyors by increasing the efficiency and speed. The applicability of the proposed methodology and mobile application is tested by conducting an assessment of 115 elementary schools located in the city of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. A statistical analysis of the gathered data along with the estimated vulnerability indices, allow the identification of the most vulnerable school buildings for more detailed structural analysis, and retrofitting/strengthening planning and conceptual design.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: A Mobile Application for Multi-Hazard Physical Vulnerability Prioritization of Schools
Event: 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (ECEE)
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Dates: 18 June 2018 - 21 June 2018
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.16ecee.org/
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Multi-Hazard Vulnerability Assessment; Prioritization; School Infrastructure; Rapid Visual Survey; Mobile Application
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10053915
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