Seismic vulnerability of buildings at urban scale
Reference persons GIAN PAOLO CIMELLARO
External reference persons Omar Kammouh, Delft Technical university, Netherland, https://tudelft.academia.edu/OmarKammouh
Khalid Mosalam, Professor Univ. of California Berkeley, Director of PEER, https://ce.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/mosalam
Prof. S. Tesfamariam, University of British Columbia, Canada, https://people.ok.ubc.ca/stesfama/
Thesis type EXPERIMENTAL AND SIMULATION
Description Urban areas reveal particularly vulnerable due to the high concentration of people and, in many cases, their hazard-prone location. Indeed, according to United Nations, about 2/3 of the population will live in large cities by 2050 and the majority of the world’s cities are highly exposed to disasters. This thesis will develop a computational framework to assess the seismic vulnerability and the damage of residential building portfolio in urban areas. First, a surrogated model is proposed to estimate the global capacity of building structures. Monte Carlo simulations are implemented to take into account the uncertainties associated with material, mechanical, and geometrical parameters. The proposed approach is validated through nonlinear finite element models and a real case study. Then, the proposed computational framework is implemented and applied to a virtual city that is envisioned for being representative of a typical Italian residential building stock.
Deadline 03/05/2021 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA