Seismic Vulnerability Data and Optimum Allocation of Resources for Risk Reduction

by Giuliano Augusti, Univ di Roma, Italy,
Antonio Borri, Univ di Roma, Italy,
Emanuela Speranzini, Univ di Roma, Italy,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability


The problem of reducing the seismic risk of existing buildings is tackled, and the most convenient strategies to be followed in planning upgrading interventions are discussed. After summarizing previous works on the subject, a procedure based on dynamic programming is proposed for the optimal allocation of the available resources, under predefined assumptions; a fully developed example illustrates the procedure.

Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Resource management | Risk management | Earthquake resistant structures | Existing buildings | Earthquakes | Load and resistance factor design

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