Course: fragility curves for building stocks: derivation from macroseismic and mechanical-based models and calibration through empirical data
Posgrado Escuela de Posgrado
In the framework of seismic risk analyses at large scale, among the available methods for the vulnerability assessment the empirical and mechanical-based models represent some of most widely used options. On the one hand, empirical models benefit of a direct correlation to the actual seismic behaviour of buildings and they are easy to handle also on huge stocks of buildings: on the other, mechanical-based models are able to explicitly distinguishing the influence of various structural and mechanical parameters on the seismic response. In the seminar, the potential and drawbacks of both methods are discussed showing also some example on stocks representative of Italian residential buildings.