Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering

SYNER-G: Typology Definition and Fragility Functions for Physical Elements at Seismic Risk

Buildings, Lifelines, Transportation Networks and Critical Facilities

Editors: Pitilakis, K., Crowley, Helen, Kaynia, Amir (Eds.)

  • Collection and review of fragility curves for buildings, lifelines, infrastructures, critical facilities
  • Typology/damage states for buildings, lifelines, infrastructures, critical facilities
  • Fragility function manager and fragility functions for all elements
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About this book

Fragility functions constitute an emerging tool for the probabilistic seismic risk assessment of buildings, infrastructures and lifeline systems. The work presented in this book is a partial product of a European Union funded research project SYNER-G (FP7 Theme 6: Environment) where existing knowledge has been reviewed in order to extract the most appropriate fragility functions for the vulnerability analysis and loss estimation of the majority of structures and civil works exposed to earthquake hazard. Results of other relevant European projects and international initiatives are also incorporated in the book. In several cases new fragility and vulnerability functions have been developed in order to better represent the specific characteristics of European elements at risk. Several European and non-European institutes and Universities collaborated efficiently to capitalize upon existing knowledge. State-of-the-art methods are described, existing fragility curves are reviewed and, where necessary, new ones are proposed for buildings, lifelines, transportation infrastructures as well as for utilities and critical facilities. Taxonomy and typology definitions are synthesized and the treatment of related uncertainties is discussed.

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Audience

The book aims to be a standard reference on the fragility functions to be used for the seismic vulnerability and probabilistic risk assessment of the most important elements at risk. It is of particular interest to earthquake engineers, scientists and researchers working in the field of earthquake risk assessment, as well as the insurance industry, civil protection and emergency management agencies.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pitilakis, Kyriazis (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Modeling and Propagation of Uncertainties

    Pinto, Paolo Emilio

    Pages 29-45

  • Evaluation of Existing Fragility Curves

    Rossetto, Tiziana (et al.)

    Pages 47-93

  • Epistemic Uncertainty in Fragility Functions for European RC Buildings

    Crowley, Helen (et al.)

    Pages 95-109

  • Fragility Functions of Masonry Buildings

    Lagomarsino, Sergio (et al.)

    Pages 111-156

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7872-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7871-9
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: June 12, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0690-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
SYNER-G: Typology Definition and Fragility Functions for Physical Elements at Seismic Risk
Book Subtitle
Buildings, Lifelines, Transportation Networks and Critical Facilities
Editors
  • K. Pitilakis
  • Helen Crowley
  • Amir Kaynia
Series Title
Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7872-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7872-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7871-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0690-0
Series ISSN
1573-6059
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 420
Number of Illustrations and Tables
99 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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