Assessing and Managing Earthquake Risk: Geo-scientific and Engineering Knowledge for Earthquake Risk Mitigation: developments, tools, techniques / Edition 1

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This book points out the need of a multidisciplinary approach in the field of risk assessment and management. It provides an overview of the problems, approaches and common practices directly related to earthquake risk mitigation and, in particular, to the preparation of earthquake emergency plans. Written by a team of specialists from different disciplines, the authors worked together extensively in order to create unity and continuity in the text as a whole. Each topic is illustrated with examples of actual applications taken from the bibliography including websites with available relevant information. Case studies and information on some relevant international projects are given. This work will be of interest to students and professionals with a basic education in geology, geophysics, geotechnical and civil engineering, system analysis, geography and architecture. It can be used as a textbook for a specialized post-graduate course on the topic.

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PrefaceEditors Note1. Introduction
C. S. Oliveira, A. Roca and X. GoulaPART I: EARTHQUAKE HAZARD AND STRONG MOTION2. Earthquake hazard assessment.
C.S. Oliveira, A. Campos Costa3. Observation, characterization and prediction of strong ground motion
X. Goula and T. Susagna4. Experimental and modelling techniques for seismic microzonation
A. Roca, C.S. Oliveira , A. Ansal and S. Figueras5. Site- City Interaction
P.Y. Bard et al. PART II: VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT6. Vulnerability assessment of dwelling buildings
A. Barbat, S. Lagomarsino and L. Pujades7. Vulnerability assessment of historical buildings
S. Lagomarsino8. Experimental techniques for assessment of building vulnerability
M. Navarro and C.S.Oliveira9. Vulnerability assessment of lifelines systems, infrastructure and critical facilities
K. Pitilakis et al.PART III: SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND RISK10. Damage scenarios and damage evaluation
M.Erdik and Y.Fahjan11. Urban System Exposure to natural disasters: an integrated approach
P. Masure and C. Lutoff12. Response of Hospital Systems
L. Pujades, A.Roca, C.S. Oliveira and S.SafinaPART IV: MANAGING EARTHQUAKE RISK13. Building against earthquakes
F.Mañá and L. Bozzo14. Industrial facilities
B. Mohammadioun and L.Serva15. Early warning and rapid damage assessment
M. Erdik and Y. Fahjan16. Technical Emergency Managing
A. Goretti and G. Di Pasquale17. Managing Civil Protection
E. Galanti, A. Goretti, B. Foster and G. Di Pasquale18. Earthquakes Risk and InsuranceR. Spence and A. Coburn19. Reinforcing the building sk
A. G. Costa20. Advanced techniques in modeling, response and recovery
L.Chiroiu et al.PART V: CASE STUDIES, INITIATIVES AND EXPERIENCES21. Seismic loss scenarios based on hazard de-aggregation
Application to the Metropolitan region of Lisbon, Portugal
A. Campos Costa, M. L. Sousa, A. Carvalho, E. Coelho22. Loss scenarios for regional Emergency Plans: the case of Catalonia, Spain
Susagna, T., Goula, X., Roca, A., Pujades L., Gasulla, N. and J.J. Palma23. An advanced approach to Earthquake risk scenarios with applications to different European towns
P. Mouroux and B. LebrunReferencesIndex

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