Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering

SYNER-G: Systemic Seismic Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of Complex Urban, Utility, Lifeline Systems and Critical Facilities

Methodology and Applications

Editors: Pitilakis, K., Franchin, P., Khazai, B., Wenzel, H. (Eds.)

  • Innovative methodology for the systemic seismic vulnerability and risk assessment
  • Innovative methodology for socioeconomic losses
  • Specifications for each network and infrastructure
  • Case studies in urban and regional network scale
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About this book

SYNER-G, a multidisciplinary effort funded by the European Union, allowed the development of an innovative methodological framework for the assessment of physical as well as socio-economic seismic vulnerability and risk at urban and regional level. The results of SYNER-G are presented in two books both published by Springer, the present and a second one, entitled “SYNER-G: Typology Definition and Fragility Functions for Physical Elements at Seismic Risk: Buildings, Lifelines, Transportation Networks and Critical Facilities”(*), which provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art of the fragility curves, an alternative way to express physical vulnerability of elements at risk.

In this second volume of SYNER-G, the focus has been on presenting a unified holistic methodology for assessing vulnerability at systems level considering interactions between elements at risk (physical and non-physical) and between different systems. The proposed methodology and tool encompasses in an integrated fashion all aspects in the chain, from hazard to the vulnerability assessment of components and systems and to the socio-economic impacts of an earthquake, accounting for most relevant uncertainties within an efficient quantitative simulation scheme. It systematically integrates the most advanced fragility functions to assess the vulnerability of physical assets for buildings, utility systems, transportation networks and complex infrastructures such as harbours and hospitals. The increasing impact due to interactions between different components and systems is treated in a comprehensive way, providing specifications for each network and infrastructure. The proposed socio-economic model integrates social vulnerability into the physical systems modelling approaches providing to decision makers with a dynamic platform to capture post disaster emergency issues like shelter demand and health impact decisions. Application examples at city and regional scale have provided the necessary validation of the methodology and are also included in the book.

The present volume, with its companion volume on fragility functions, represent a significant step forward in the seismic vulnerability and risk assessment of complex interacting urban and regional systems and infrastructures. These volumes are not only of interest to scientists and engineers but also to the insurance industry, decision makers and practitioners in the sector of civil protection and seismic risk management.

(*) Pitilakis K, Crowley E, Kaynia A (eds) (2014) SYNER-G: Typology definition and fragility functions for physical elements at seismic risk, Series: Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering 27, ISBN 978-94-007-7872-6, Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pitilakis, Kyriazis (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • A Computational Framework for Systemic Seismic Risk Analysis of Civil Infrastructural Systems

    Franchin, Paolo

    Pages 23-56

  • Framework for Seismic Hazard Analysis of Spatially Distributed Systems

    Weatherill, Graeme (et al.)

    Pages 57-88

  • Framework for Systemic Socio-economic Vulnerability and Loss Assessment

    Khazai, Bijan (et al.)

    Pages 89-130

  • Specification of the Vulnerability of Physical Systems

    Modaressi, Hormoz (et al.)

    Pages 131-184

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8834-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0113-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
SYNER-G: Systemic Seismic Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of Complex Urban, Utility, Lifeline Systems and Critical Facilities
Book Subtitle
Methodology and Applications
Editors
  • Kyriazis Pitilakis
  • Paolo Franchin
  • B. Khazai
  • H. Wenzel
Series Title
Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8835-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8835-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8834-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0113-4
Series ISSN
1573-6059
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 384
Number of Illustrations and Tables
103 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour
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