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Existing Empirical Fragility and Vulnerability Relationships: Compendium and Guide for Selection

T. Rossetto, I. Ioannou, D. N. Grant

Physical Risk



This document reviews existing empirical vulnerability and fragility functions worldwide collected until April 2014 in terms of their characteristics, data sources, and statistical modelling techniques. A qualitative rating system is described and applied to all reviewed functions to aid users to choose between existing functions for use in seismic risk assessments. The MS Access database developed by GEM VEM of all reviewed empirical functions and associated ratings is also described in this document. The database may be freely downloaded and includes all existing empirical vulnerability and fragility functions.

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