Fundamental Issues in Seismic Safety in Midwestern U.S. Due to Hazard/Vulnerability Relation

by S. Hosahalli, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States,
C. Chuntavan, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States,
A. E. Aktan, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

Abstract: Problems in establishing and mitigating seismic risk in urban areas when seismicity is not confidently based on instrumental records are discussed. Urban Southwestern Ohio is a specific example. Research results pertaining to the seismic vulnerability of recurring constructed facilities are presented. The need for rigorously establishing seismic risk, developing a realistic mitigation policy and its implementation is discussed.

Subject Headings: Seismic effects | Seismic tests | Safety | Public health and safety | Geohazards | Earthquakes | Urban areas | Risk management | Load and resistance factor design | North America | Ohio | United States

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