The developments of the analytical fragility methods in seismic risk assessment – A review

  • Ahmed Mohamed Moussa Frederick University
  • Petros Christou Frederick University
  • Nicholas Kyriakides Cyprus University of Technology

Abstract

The fragility curves are an essential tool in the seismic assessment of structures and provides a versatile tool to conduct vulnerability analysis for retrofitting and strengthening purposes. The available advancements of computer computational power led to improving the efficiency of the analytical fragility curves. Therefore, paper focuses on reviewing the recent research developments in the analytical fragility analysis methods. Furthermore, the developments of the intensity and damage measures are presented. In addition, the joint hazards effects on structural fragility are addressed particularly for the environmental degradation and mainshock-aftershock sequence. Finally, recommendations are presented for improving the fragility analysis and highlighting the possible future research areas.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.sace.16.3.16500

Author Biographies

Ahmed Mohamed Moussa, Frederick University
PhD student in civil engineering department
Petros Christou, Frederick University

Associate Professor, civil engineering department

Nicholas Kyriakides, Cyprus University of Technology

Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics

The developments of the analytical fragility methods in seismic risk assessment – A review

Published
2016-11-14
Section
Articles