A Framework to Quantitatively Assess and Enhance the Seismic Resilience of Communities

  title={A Framework to Quantitatively Assess and Enhance the Seismic Resilience of Communities},
  author={M. Bruneau and Stephanie E. Chang and Ronald T. Eguchi and George C. Lee and Thomas D. O’Rourke and A. M. Reinhorn and Masanobu Shinozuka and Kathleen J. Tierney and William A. Wallace and Detlof von Winterfeldt},
  journal={Earthquake Spectra},
  pages={733 - 752}
This paper presents a conceptual framework to define seismic resilience of communities and quantitative measures of resilience that can be useful for a coordinated research effort focusing on enhancing this resilience. This framework relies on the complementary measures of resilience: “Reduced failure probabilities,” “Reduced consequences from failures,” and “Reduced time to recovery.” The framework also includes quantitative measures of the “ends” of robustness and rapidity, and the “means” of… 

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