seismic hazard Articles

  • Incremental seismic rehabilitation concept for Romanian civil buildings integrated in natural hazards prevention management

    A recent study in Bucharest emphasised the need to rehabilitate 392 vulnerable buildings, but when investing in seismic strengthening, the authorities are facing both financial and technical obstacles. For this reason the present paper is studying the possibility to use the incremental seismic rehabilitation (ISR) method to Romanian damaged and/or vulnerable buildings that present a higher risk ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Seismic reliability analysis of reinforced concrete framed buildings deteriorated by chloride ingress

    The main purpose of this study is to propose an evaluation method that can be used for analysing the time–dependent seismic reliability of reinforced concrete (RC) buildings located in a corrosive environment with high seismic hazard. In this study, several models have been developed to investigate the deterioration induced by chloride ingress in order to estimate the initiation stage and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of seismic vulnerability using remote sensing and GIS techniques

    This paper presents a framework to integrate several sources of spatial information to derive a map of seismic vulnerability for the city of Arica, Chile, which has been historically affected by this natural hazard. The proposed method is based on generating a geographical database with different variables that are related to human activity, considering factors of potential reduction and increase ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Seismic vulnerability assessment through explicit consideration of uncertainties in structural capacities and structural demands

    Earthquakes are among the most important natural hazards confronting engineers, regulatory authorities, and the public at large. The assessment of structural seismic vulnerability has become the subject of intensive research. In this paper, a mathematical framework for seismic vulnerability assessment of building structures is presented, and the concept of vulnerability function is introduced and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fragility of underground pipeline under high levels of ground motion

    Damage estimation relationships have been proposed based on seismic ground motions and pipeline damage records from past earthquakes as a technique for understanding damage in future seismic hazards. This kind of relationship is formulated by correcting the standard damage relationship shown by the amount of damage from seismic ground motion with coefficients such as pipe materials and ground ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bridge Height Limits Transport of Cl02 Storage Tanks

    Located in Northern Ontario on the Trans Canada Highway is a bridge that enables pedestrians and vehicles to cross the Spanish River. The bridge itself holds no place in the annals of Canadian history. It is in fact, quite unremarkable as a typical bridge found in the area. However, the Spanish River Bridge represented a major problem for an engineering project rquired by a local Bleach Pulp ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • Early warning of disasters: Facts and figures

    Lucy Pearson looks at early warning systems for disasters, their uses and limits, and what accounts for the gap between warning and action. Through history disasters have destroyed lives and livelihoods, killing people and damaging homes and businesses. Disasters in the past 35 years have taken an estimated 2.5 million lives and cost more than US$1.5 billion, mainly in developing ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Waste not, want not

    Consultant Andy Ive considers solutions which not only comply but also enhance the environmental profile of today’s industrial companies. Until recently the prevailing perception in many industries, particularly those operating in emerging market areas has been that waste is an unwelcome inconvenience. The primary infrastructure of most companies was fundamentally not designed to deal with waste ...


    By Ive Design

  • Case Study: Granite Rock

    The world is changing. Consider the environment: In just a couple of decades, our knowledge of the world around us and how we affect it has caused significant shifts in the way we act. The best example of this lies with our corporate culture, as companies have to consider their impact on the world as well as their overall profitability. Industries that rely on the earth are in a precarious ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • Why waste management

    Since 1973 we are a part of environmentally friendly and economical shredding systems for all types of waste. Since 1973 MERCODOR GmbH Sondermaschinenbau KG (Special Products), Frankfurt/Main, The company’s shredding systems are used for the reduction of waste volume in various commercial and industrial applications, including hotels, hospitals, commercial kitchens and cruise ...

  • The end and beginning of the Arctic

    At the top of the world, it’s time to get ready for a new future. In the winter of 2013–14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to 5 feet descended on beaches, farmers’ fields, city parks and airport runways throughout southern Canada and the United ...


    By Ensia

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