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A new analytical procedure for the derivation of displacement-based vulnerability curves for populations of RC structures
A new procedure is proposed for the derivation of analytical displacement-based vulnerability curves for the seismic assessment of populations of reinforced concrete structures. The methodologyExpand
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Derivation of vulnerability functions for European-type RC structures based on observational data
Abstract In this paper existing vulnerability relationships for reinforced concrete structures are reviewed with a view to their application to a European (and similar) seismic risk assessmentExpand
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The social psychology of seismic hazard adjustment: re-evaluating the international literature
Abstract. The majority of people at risk from earthquakes do little or nothing to reduce their vulnerability. Over the past 40 years social scientists have tried to predict and explain levels ofExpand
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Field Investigation on the Performance of Building Structures During the 12 May 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake in China
A devastating earthquake struck the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan on 12 May 2008, leaving 69,227 dead and 374,643 injured, with 17,923 people still missing five months after the mainExpand
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Guidelines for the empirical vulnerability assessment
These Guidelines provide state-of-the-art guidance on the construction of vulnerability relationships from post-earthquake survey data. The Guidelines build on and extend procedures for empiricalExpand
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Empirical fragility assessment of buildings affected by the 2011 Great East Japan tsunami using improved statistical models
Tsunamis are destructive natural phenomena which cause extensive damage to the built environment, affecting the livelihoods and economy of the impacted nations. This has been demonstrated by theExpand
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Social Representations of Earthquakes: A Study of People Living in Three Highly Seismic Areas
Much research on people's seismic adjustment activity in highly seismic areas has assumed that low levels of adjustment are attributable to insufficient awareness of seismic risk. Empirical evidenceExpand
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Observations of damage due to the Kashmir earthquake of October 8, 2005 and study of current seismic provisions for buildings in Pakistan
On October 8, 2005 an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 (Mw) struck the Kashmir region of Pakistan causing widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure. This paper summarizes field observations ofExpand
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The 20th May 2012 Emilia Romagna Earthquake
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A proposed methodology for deriving tsunami fragility functions for buildings using optimum intensity measures
Tsunami fragility curves are statistical models which form a key component of tsunami risk models, as they provide a probabilistic link between a tsunami intensity measure (TIM) and building damage.Expand
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