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Review article: Review of fragility analyses for major building types in China with new implications for intensity-PGA relation development

Xin, Danhua 1,2; Daniell, James Edward 1,2; Wenzel, Friedemann 1,2
1 Geophysikalisches Institut (GPI), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The evaluation of the seismic fragility of buildings is one key task of earthquake safety and loss assessment. Many research reports and papers have been published over the past 4 decades that deal with the vulnerability of buildings to ground motion caused by earthquakes in China. We first scrutinized 69 papers and theses studying building damage for earthquakes that occurred in densely populated areas. They represent observations where macroseismic intensities have been determined according to the official Chinese Seismic Intensity Scale. From these many studies we derived the median fragility functions (dependent on intensity) for four damage limit states of the two most widely distributed building types: masonry and reinforced concrete.We also inspected 18 publications that provide analytical fragility functions (dependent on PGA, peak ground acceleration) for the same damage classes and building categories. Thus, a solid fragility database based on both intensity and PGA is established for seismicity-prone areas in mainland China. A comprehensive view of the problems posed by the evaluation of fragility for different building types is given. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000117877
Veröffentlicht am 25.03.2020
DOI: 10.5194/nhess-20-643-2020
Zitationen: 6
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM)
Geophysikalisches Institut (GPI)
Universität Karlsruhe (TH) – Interfakultative Einrichtungen (Interfakultative Einrichtungen)
KIT-Zentrum Klima und Umwelt (ZKU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1684-9981
KITopen-ID: 1000117877
Erschienen in Natural hazards and earth system sciences
Verlag European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Band 20
Heft 2
Seiten 643–672
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