Using damage from 2010 Haiti earthquake for vulnerability estimation of typical structures in Port-au-Prince (Haiti).

Torres Fernández, Yolanda and Benito Oterino, Maria Belén and Navarro, N. and Molina, S. and Belizaire, D. (2014). Using damage from 2010 Haiti earthquake for vulnerability estimation of typical structures in Port-au-Prince (Haiti).. "Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering", v. 12 (n. 4); pp. 1459-1478. ISSN 1570-761X. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10518-013-9563-z.

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Title: Using damage from 2010 Haiti earthquake for vulnerability estimation of typical structures in Port-au-Prince (Haiti).
Author/s:
  • Torres Fernández, Yolanda
  • Benito Oterino, Maria Belén
  • Navarro, N.
  • Molina, S.
  • Belizaire, D.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering
Date: August 2014
ISSN: 1570-761X
Volume: 12
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Damage Functions, vulnerability, seismic risk, microzonation,NGA models.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. en Topografía, Geodesia y Cartografía (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Cartográfica y Topografía
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

After the 2010 Haiti earthquake, that hits the city of Port-au-Prince, capital city of Haiti, a multidisciplinary working group of specialists (seismologist, geologists, engineers and architects) from different Spanish Universities and also from Haiti, joined effort under the SISMO-HAITI project (financed by the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid), with an objective: Evaluation of seismic hazard and risk in Haiti and its application to the seismic design, urban planning, emergency and resource management. In this paper, as a first step for a structural damage estimation of future earthquakes in the country, a calibration of damage functions has been carried out by means of a two-stage procedure. After compiling a database with observed damage in the city after the earthquake, the exposure model (building stock) has been classified and through an iteratively two-step calibration process, a specific set of damage functions for the country has been proposed. Additionally, Next Generation Attenuation Models (NGA) and Vs30 models have been analysed to choose the most appropriate for the seismic risk estimation in the city. Finally in a next paper, these functions will be used to estimate a seismic risk scenario for a future earthquake.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Universidad Politécnica de MadridSISMO-HAITIUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 36191
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36191/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36191
DOI: 10.1007/s10518-013-9563-z
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10518-013-9563-z
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Jan 2016 11:48
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 08:08
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