Cracking an Open Safe : Uncertainty in HAZUS-Based Seismic Vulnerability Functions

@inproceedings{Porter2010CrackingAO,
  title={Cracking an Open Safe : Uncertainty in HAZUS-Based Seismic Vulnerability Functions},
  author={Keith Porter},
  year={2010}
}
The “cracking an open safe” methodology has been used to tabulate HAZUS-based seismic vulnerability as functions of structure-independent intensity, while avoiding iteration in the structural analysis. The vulnerability functions give mean damage factor (MDF, defined here as mean repair cost as a fraction of replacement cost) versus 5%-damped elastic spectral acceleration response at 0.3-second and 1.0-second periods, for every combination of occupancy type, model building type, design level… CONTINUE READING