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Development of a Nationwide Seismic Vulnerability Estimation System

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  • Sandi, H.
  • Pomonis, A.
  • Francis, S.
  • Georgescu, E. S.
  • Mohindra, R.
  • Borcia, I. S.
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    Abstract

    This paper is intended to present some studies undertaken in order to develop a seismic vulnerability estimation system to fit the needs of development of earthquake scenarios and of development of an integrated disaster risk management system for Romania. Methodological aspects are dealt with, in connection with the criteria of categorization of buildings, with the definition of parameters used for characterizing vulnerability, with the setting up of an inventory of buildings and with the calibration of parameters characterizing vulnerability. Action was initiated along the coordinates referred to in connection with the methodological aspects mentioned above. The approach was made, as far as possible, specific to the conditions of Romania. Some data on results obtained to date are presented.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25879.

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    Date of creation: 04 Mar 2007
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    Publication status: Published in Constructii 2/2008.3(2008): pp. 38-47
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25879

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    Keywords: seismic vulnerability; vulnerability estimation; earthquake scenarios; categorization of buildings; inventory of buildings; expected earthquake impact;

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