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Vulnerability Function Framework for Consequence-based Engineering

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Title: Vulnerability Function Framework for Consequence-based Engineering;
MAE Center Project DS-4 Report
Author(s): Wen, Y. K.; Ellingwood, Bruce; Bracci, Joseph M.
Subject(s): Mid-America Earthquake (MAE) Center Consequence-Based Engineering Vulnerability
Abstract: Consequence-based engineering is a new paradigm for seismic risk reduction across regions or interconnected systems (Abrams, 2002). In CBE, the risk to a distributed infrastructure systems is quantified, evaluated and managed through an assessment and selective intervention process aimed at selected components of that system. This process enables the benefits of alternate seismic risk mitigation strategies to be assessed in terms of their impact on the performance of the built environment during a spectrum of earthquake hazards and on the affected population. It is clear that components and systems that are dominant contributors to risk should receive the focus of attention in the assessment process underlying CBE. These dominant contributors can be identified through the formalism of a probabilistic safety assessment, or PSA.
Issue Date: 2004-04-28
Publisher: University of Illinois
Citation Info: Mid-America Earthquake Center CD Release 04-04
Series/Report: MAE Center Report 04-04
Genre: Report (Grant or Annual)
Type: Text
Language: English
Publication Status: unpublished
Peer Reviewed: not peer reviewed
Sponsor: NSF EEC-9701785
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-12-02

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