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Seismic vulnerability assessment: Methodological elements and applications to the case of Romania


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


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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  • Sandi, H. & Pomonis, A. & Francis, S. & Georgescu, E. S. & Mohindra, R. & Borcia, I. S., 2007. "Seismic vulnerability assessment: Methodological elements and applications to the case of Romania," MPRA Paper 25724, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25724

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

    JEL classification:

    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming
    • L79 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Other
    • A30 - General Economics and Teaching - - Multisubject Collective Works - - - General
    • R20 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - General
    • Y80 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Related Disciplines - - - Related Disciplines
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • L74 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Construction


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