Funding: Individual Fellowship – Marie Skłodowska Curie Action – Horizon 2020
DatA ESPerT (Database Analysis for Evaluation of Seismic Performance Assessment Tools)
In highly industrialized regions, earthquakes severely affect societies in terms of economic, social and environmental consequences due to the complex integrated and highly sensitive industries – even in areas of medium to low seismicity like Europe. Whereas the seismic behavior of typical building structures is broadly understood and reflected in technical guidelines and damage prognosis tools worldwide, event reports and even assessment tools for industrial facilities are scarce, mainly because affected facilities are usually not generally accessible and are, thus, not covered by reconnaissance teams. After the recent Italian earthquakes, event reports were created and collected by many authors in the field.
Within the proposed DatA ESPerT project, the researcher will refer to these reports in order to develop mathematical tools within the PBEE theoretical framework to assess the seismic performance of industrial facilities and to give damage prognoses for future earthquakes. Due to the comparable socio-economic context and similar seismic hazard levels, the research results will be valid for many regions in Southern Europe. Additional aspects of the project consider the development of cost/performance curves for seismic mitigation measures and the investigation of the geographical damage distribution in relation to the seismological circumstances in the recent earthquakes.