SYNER-G: Systemic Seismic Vulnerability and Risk Analysis for Buildings, Lifeline Networks and Infrastructures Safety Gain
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WP2: Development of a
methodology to evaluate systemic

WP2 Leader: UPAVIA

Within this work package the conceptual basis and general principles of a unified methodology will be developed, as well as the appropriate tools and methods for the probabilistic assessment of the seismic vulnerability of a system of general nature accounting for all elements exposed to seismic risk, considering their interdependence and following the consequences of damage to the evaluation of the socio-economic impact (i.e. human and economic losses). A “heavy-duty” methodology will be prepared, which will also be as flexible as possible in order to be applied to several systems with different characteristics. Systemic vulnerability specification shall identify general specificities for each kind of system, and these specification characteristics should be considered in the development of the global methodology as well as together with the associated socio-economic vulnerability indexes. The development of an enhanced seismic hazard model for spatially-distributed systems is also going to be incorporated, along with the development and improvement of methods and tools for the vulnerability assessment of the main systems in a urban infrastructure (buildings and building aggregates, electric power systems, gas and oil pipeline networks, water and waste-water systems, transportation infrastructures, ports, critical facilities) and the extension of the methods to include interactions between systems.

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