SYNER-G: Systemic Seismic Vulnerability and Risk Analysis for Buildings, Lifeline Networks and Infrastructures Safety Gain
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WP6: Validation studies

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Within this WP the SYNER-G integrated methodology will be validated through the application in appropriately selected and well constrained test sites. The methodology and tools developed in WP2, 3, 4 and 5 will be applied and validated at a city scale in urban areas of high and low seismicity (Thessaloniki in Greece and Vienna in Austria, respectively) and potentially in other sites as well (L’ Aquila, Turkey). The basic criteria for the selection of these two test sites are the availability of detailed databases in GIS for all elements at risk. All necessary seismological and geotechnical information to perform the seismic hazard assessment according to the methodology outlined herein is also available. The variety in typological features like building type and population, construction materials, age, level of seismic intensity, capacity etc has been also considered for the selection of the sites. The systemic physical and socio-economic vulnerability analysis will cover building aggregates, utility and transportation systems and their interdependencies.

The methodology will be also applied and validated in complex lifeline systems and infrastructures such as the harbor of Thessaloniki, a hospital facility in South Italy, an electric power network in Central Italy, a motorway network in North-East Italy as well as a gas pipeline network.

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