Mapping Structural Damage to Monetary Damage

by Surya Kumar V. Gunturi, Stanford Univ, Stanford, United States,
Haresh C. Shah, Stanford Univ, Stanford, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


Earthquake damage estimation/prediction is still an area which requires expertise and judgment of the experts in the field. Making the predictions/estimates more accurate is an area of active research. The paper presents causal reasoning for damage and an integrated damage model encompassing structural, nonstructural and contents damage. One of the important links in the methodology is mapping structural response damage to monetary damage. In this paper the four cost mapping strategies presented for mapping response damage index to $-damage index are point mapping, interval mapping, probabilistic mapping and fuzzy logic mapping. Experts' opinions are used to generate these functions for reinforced concrete ductile moment resisting frames.

Subject Headings: Damage (structural) | Mapping | Reinforced concrete | Concrete frames | Earthquake resistant structures | Wood structures | Earthquakes | Computer analysis

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