Seismic Vulnerability and Loss Assessment for Buildings in Greece

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This chapter tackles a number of issues relating to seismic vulnerability and economic loss assessment for several reinforced concrete (RC) and unreinforced (load-bearing) masonry (URM) building types common in Greece as well as the rest of southern Europe. It focuses on the derivation of vulnerability (fragility) curves in terms of peak ground accelerations (PGA), as well as spectral displacement (Sd), and also includes the estimation of capacity curves. The chapter also presents another approach based on inelastic static analysis, which is more suitable for structures that are not particularly amenable to nonlinear response-history analysis, such as URM buildings. The last part of the chapter is devoted to the application of the fragility curve methodology for deriving an earthquake scenario for the building stock of the municipality of Thessaloniki.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationSeismic Vulnerability of Structures
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages50
ISBN (Print)9781848215245
StatePublished - 20 Mar 2013


  • Capacity curves
  • Earthquake scenarios
  • Economic loss assessment
  • Fragility curves
  • Greece
  • Inelastic analysis
  • Nonlinear analysis
  • Reinforced concrete (RC) buildings
  • Seismic Vulnerability assessment
  • Unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings


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