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Seismic Risk Assessment Framework for Industrial Facilities (bibtex)
by Raudhah Ahmadi, Kypros Pilakoutas, Iman Hajirasouliha, Maurizio Guadagnini
Abstract:
Industrial facilities, which consist of complex components and systems, could be vulnerable to earthquake hazard. Whenever a proper prevention measures are not readily available, the consequential risk and loss suffered due to a massive earthquake event could surprisingly be intolerable. This paper presents the preliminary results of a new ERA framework for industrial facilities in developing countries. This ERA framework is an extension of a framework developed at the University of Sheffield, utilizing modified non-conventional probabilistic seismic hazard assessment (PSHA) methodology. In this study, seismic microzonation is integrated in the PSHA methodology in the existing ERA framework to assess the local seismic response of industrial sites. A new component for vulnerability assessment of industrial facilities is introduced in the ERA framework to find the interaction between the seismic performance of industrial buildings and equipments. The results of the framework provide information for conducting risk and loss analysis, having potential to be used for the adoption of appropriate risk mitigation strategies. The new developed ERA framework should prove useful to estimate the cost of equipment failure to help companies recognize and prevent this tremendous waste of money.
Reference:
Seismic Risk Assessment Framework for Industrial Facilities (Raudhah Ahmadi, Kypros Pilakoutas, Iman Hajirasouliha, Maurizio Guadagnini), In 2010 SECED Young Engineers Conference, Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics, 2010. (Electronic proceedings)
Bibtex Entry:
@INPROCEEDINGS{Ahmadi2010,
  author = {Raudhah Ahmadi and Kypros Pilakoutas and Iman Hajirasouliha and Maurizio
	Guadagnini},
  title = {Seismic Risk Assessment Framework for Industrial Facilities},
  booktitle = {2010 SECED Young Engineers Conference, Society for Earthquake and
	Civil Engineering Dynamics},
  year = {2010},
  address = {London, United Kingdom},
  month = {November},
  note = {Electronic proceedings},
  abstract = {Industrial facilities, which consist of complex components and systems,
	could be vulnerable to earthquake hazard. Whenever a proper prevention
	measures are not readily available, the consequential risk and loss
	suffered due to a massive earthquake event could surprisingly be
	intolerable. This paper presents the preliminary results of a new
	ERA framework for industrial facilities in developing countries.
	This ERA framework is an extension of a framework developed at the
	University of Sheffield, utilizing modified non-conventional probabilistic
	seismic hazard assessment (PSHA) methodology. In this study, seismic
	microzonation is integrated in the PSHA methodology in the existing
	ERA framework to assess the local seismic response of industrial
	sites. A new component for vulnerability assessment of industrial
	facilities is introduced in the ERA framework to find the interaction
	between the seismic performance of industrial buildings and equipments.
	The results of the framework provide information for conducting risk
	and loss analysis, having potential to be used for the adoption of
	appropriate risk mitigation strategies. The new developed ERA framework
	should prove useful to estimate the cost of equipment failure to
	help companies recognize and prevent this tremendous waste of money.},
  keywords = {earthquake, seismic, industrial facilities, hazard, risk and probabilistic
	analysis},
  owner = {Maurizio},
  timestamp = {2010.11.10}
}
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