The Resource Estimating Fatality Rates for Earthquake Loss Models, by Emily So, (electronic resource)

Estimating Fatality Rates for Earthquake Loss Models, by Emily So, (electronic resource)

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Estimating Fatality Rates for Earthquake Loss Models
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Estimating Fatality Rates for Earthquake Loss Models
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by Emily So
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eng
Summary
This manuscript sets out a process for estimating fatalities in collapsed buildings due to ground shaking in an earthquake. The aim of this research is to supplement current earthquake loss estimation with fatality rates (percentage of occupants killed) for use in models which are based on recent empirical information on deaths from earthquakes. This document specifically explores the lethality potential to occupants of collapsed structures. Whilst earthquake casualty modeling has admittedly suffered from a lack of post-earthquake collection of data and rigour in assessing these data, recent earthquakes such as 2008 Wenchuan (China) and 2011 Christchurch (New Zealand) have brought to light some important findings. Under the auspices of US Geological Surveyâs PAGER, empirical fatality data related to collapses of buildings from significant earthquakes in the past 40 years have been thoroughly examined. Through detailed investigations of fatal building collapses and the volume reductions within these buildings, important clues related to the lethality potential of different failure mechanisms of global modern and older construction types were found. The gathered evidence forms the basis of the derivation of a set of fatality rates for use in loss models. The set of judgment-based rates are for 31 global building types. This significant advancement in casualty modeling, the resolutions and quality of available data, the important assumptions made, and the final derivation of fatality rates are discussed here. This document contributes to global efforts to develop a way of estimating probable earthquake fatalities very rapidly after an earthquake has taken place. The fatality rates proposed here can be incorporated directly into earthquake loss estimation models where fatalities are derived from collapses of different types of buildings.
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So, Emily
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0
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GB5000-5030
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non fiction
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SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences,
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  • Earth sciences
  • Natural disasters
  • Statistics
  • Buildings
  • Building
  • Construction
  • Engineering, Architectural
  • Building materials
  • Earth Sciences
  • Natural Hazards
  • Building Construction
  • Structural Materials
  • Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
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Estimating Fatality Rates for Earthquake Loss Models, by Emily So, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Main Assumptions of the Assignment Process -- Definition of Collapse -- Proposing a Range for Fatality Rates in a Collapsed Building -- Assignments of judgment-based fatality rates -- Conclusions.
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unknown
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1st ed. 2016.
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XI, 62 p. 38 illus., 33 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319268385
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.1007/978-3-319-26838-5
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-26838-5
Label
Estimating Fatality Rates for Earthquake Loss Models, by Emily So, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Main Assumptions of the Assignment Process -- Definition of Collapse -- Proposing a Range for Fatality Rates in a Collapsed Building -- Assignments of judgment-based fatality rates -- Conclusions.
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
XI, 62 p. 38 illus., 33 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319268385
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-26838-5
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-26838-5

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