A New Agent-Based Methodology for the Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Urban Areas
AbstractIn order to estimate the seismic vulnerability of a densely populated urban area, it would in principle be necessary to evaluate the dynamic behaviour of individual and aggregate buildings. These detailed seismic analyses, however, are extremely cost-intensive and require great processing time and expertise judgment. The aim of the present study is to propose a new methodology able to combine information and tools coming from different scientific fields in order to reproduce the effects of a seismic input in urban areas with known geological features and to estimate the entity of the damages caused on existing buildings. In particular, we present a new software called ABES (Agent-Based Earthquake Simulator), based on a Self-Organized Criticality framework, which allows to evaluate the effects of a sequence of seismic events on a certain large urban area during a given interval of time. The integration of Geographic Information System (GIS) data sets, concerning both geological and urban information about the territory of Avola (Italy), allows performing a parametric study of these effects on a real context as a case study. The proposed new approach could be very useful in estimating the seismic vulnerability and defining planning strategies for seismic risk reduction in large urban areas View Full-Text
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Greco, A.; Pluchino, A.; Barbarossa, L.; Barreca, G.; Caliò, I.; Martinico, F.; Rapisarda, A. A New Agent-Based Methodology for the Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Urban Areas. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2019, 8, 274.
Greco A, Pluchino A, Barbarossa L, Barreca G, Caliò I, Martinico F, Rapisarda A. A New Agent-Based Methodology for the Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Urban Areas. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2019; 8(6):274.Chicago/Turabian Style
Greco, Annalisa; Pluchino, Alessandro; Barbarossa, Luca; Barreca, Giovanni; Caliò, Ivo; Martinico, Francesco; Rapisarda, Andrea. 2019. "A New Agent-Based Methodology for the Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Urban Areas." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 8, no. 6: 274.
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