Earthquakes, tsunami and landslides represent a major threat to urban environment in many regions around the world, due to both direct physical damages and socio-economic losses and impacts. Hence, vulnerability of buildings is of high importance for the risk assessment of critical facilities (e.g. hospitals, transportation terminals etc) as well as urban systems and populations. The Research Unit of SDGEE has long experience in vulnerability and risk analysis of structures in complex urban systems, including:
- Development of fragility curves for different hazards (earthquakes, landslides, liquefaction, tsunami)
- Consideration of aging effects (e.g., corrosion) and soil-structure interaction
- Real-time vulnerability assessment
- Vulnerability and risk assessment based on detailed hazard analyses, considering site effects and induced phenomena at local (i.e. building, infrastructure), city or regional scale
- Damage and loss assessment (physical, casualties, economic), GIS mapping with damage distribution
STREST • SIBYL • SYNER-G • SHARE • NERA • SAFELAND • REAKT • LESSLOSS • SRM-DGC • MERP • SRM-LIFE • RISK-UE
• Pitilakis K, Karapetrou S, Fotopoulou S, 2014, Consideration of aging and SSI effects on seismic vulnerability assessment of RC buildings. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering 12(4):1755-1776.
• Fotopoulou S, Pitilakis K, 2013, Fragility curves for reinforced concrete buildings to seismically triggered slow-moving slides. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 48:143–161.