A Comparative Study of MCDM Methods Integrated with Rapid Visual Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Existing RC Structures

  • Recently, the demand for residence and usage of urban infrastructure has been increased, thereby resulting in the elevation of risk levels of human lives over natural calamities. The occupancy demand has rapidly increased the construction rate, whereas the inadequate design of structures prone to more vulnerability. Buildings constructed before the development of seismic codes have an additionalRecently, the demand for residence and usage of urban infrastructure has been increased, thereby resulting in the elevation of risk levels of human lives over natural calamities. The occupancy demand has rapidly increased the construction rate, whereas the inadequate design of structures prone to more vulnerability. Buildings constructed before the development of seismic codes have an additional susceptibility to earthquake vibrations. The structural collapse causes an economic loss as well as setbacks for human lives. An application of different theoretical methods to analyze the structural behavior is expensive and time-consuming. Therefore, introducing a rapid vulnerability assessment method to check structural performances is necessary for future developments. The process, as mentioned earlier, is known as Rapid Visual Screening (RVS). This technique has been generated to identify, inventory, and screen structures that are potentially hazardous. Sometimes, poor construction quality does not provide some of the required parameters; in this case, the RVS process turns into a tedious scenario. Hence, to tackle such a situation, multiple-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods for the seismic vulnerability assessment opens a new gateway. The different parameters required by RVS can be taken in MCDM. MCDM evaluates multiple conflicting criteria in decision making in several fields. This paper has aimed to bridge the gap between RVS and MCDM. Furthermore, to define the correlation between these techniques, implementation of the methodologies from Indian, Turkish, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) codes has been done. The effects of seismic vulnerability of structures have been observed and compared.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Article
Author: Ehsan HarirchianORCiDGND, Kirti JadhavORCiD, Kifaytullah MohammadORCiD, Seyed Ehsan Aghakouchaki HosseiniORCiD, Tom LahmerORCiDGND
DOI (Cite-Link):https://doi.org/10.3390/app10186411Cite-Link
URN (Cite-Link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20200918-42360Cite-Link
URL:https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/10/18/6411/htm
Parent Title (English):Applied Sciences
Publisher:MDPI
Place of publication:Basel
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2020/09/14
Date of first Publication:2020/09/14
Release Date:2020/09/18
Publishing Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Institutes:Fakultät Bauingenieurwesen / Institut für Strukturmechanik
Volume:2020
Issue:Volume 10, issue 18, article 6411
Pagenumber:24
Tag:Multi-criteria decision making; damaged buildings; earthquake safety assessment; rapid visual screening; seismic risk estimation; soft computing techniques; vulnerability assessment
GND Keyword:Erdbebensicherheit
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften
BKL-Classification:56 Bauwesen
Open Access Publikationsfonds:Open-Access-Publikationsfonds 2020
Licence (German):License Logo Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung (CC BY 4.0)