This paper illustrates the derivation of an empirical fragility model for residential unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings, calibrated on Italian post-earthquake damage data and compatible with the key features of the Italian national seismic risk platform. Seismic vulnerability is described by fragility functions for three vulnerability classes, then refined based on the building height. To this aim, a clustering strategy is implemented to merge predefined building typologies into vulnerability classes, based on the similarity of the observed seismic fragility. On the other side, a specific procedure is built up to determine the vulnerability composition of the exposed URM building stock, starting from national census data. The empirically-derived model was implemented into the national seismic risk platform and used, together with other vulnerability models, for assessing seismic risk in Italy. The results presented in this paper, consisting of refined typological fragility curves and fragility curves for vulnerability classes, can be also exploited for estimating both expected seismic damage and risk in sites with similar seismic hazard and building inventory.

Empirical fragility curves for Italian URM buildings

Annalisa Rosti;Maria Rota;Andrea Penna
2020-01-01

Abstract

This paper illustrates the derivation of an empirical fragility model for residential unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings, calibrated on Italian post-earthquake damage data and compatible with the key features of the Italian national seismic risk platform. Seismic vulnerability is described by fragility functions for three vulnerability classes, then refined based on the building height. To this aim, a clustering strategy is implemented to merge predefined building typologies into vulnerability classes, based on the similarity of the observed seismic fragility. On the other side, a specific procedure is built up to determine the vulnerability composition of the exposed URM building stock, starting from national census data. The empirically-derived model was implemented into the national seismic risk platform and used, together with other vulnerability models, for assessing seismic risk in Italy. The results presented in this paper, consisting of refined typological fragility curves and fragility curves for vulnerability classes, can be also exploited for estimating both expected seismic damage and risk in sites with similar seismic hazard and building inventory.
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