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Automated Post-Earthquake Damage Assessment and Safety Evaluation of Instrumented Buildings

by Farzad Naeim, Scott Hagie and Arzhang Alimoradi

Naeim, Farzad, Scott Hagie and Arzhang Alimoradi (2005). Automated Post-Earthquake Damage Assessment and Safety Evaluation of Instrumented Buildings. SMIP05 Seminar on Utilization of Strong-Motion Data, p. 71 - 88.

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Abstract

A set of methodologies for automated post earthquake damage assessment of instrumented buildings are presented. These methods can be used immediately after an earthquake to assess the probability of various damage states in the N-S and E-W directions and throughout the height of each building. The methods have been applied to more than 40 CSMIP instrumented buildings which have recordings from more than one earthquake. The results indicate that the proposed methods, when used in combination, can provide very useful information regarding the status of a building immediately after an earthquake by simple and rapid analysis of sensor data and prior to any building inspections.