TASK E – Development of Physical Vulnerability model

Defining the physical vulnerability of the main inventoried structures is one of the goals and is addressed in Task E. The understanding of the seismic fragility of the in-built, according to its exposure, will largely dictate the expected economic losses and identify where future retrofitting and mitigation strategies needed. Very few incursions have been made so far to adequately assess the vulnerability of the Algerian building and bridge stock. This task will thus improve past research of generic fragility and vulnerability functions for building and bridge typologies with a view to produce an intelligent library of updated fragility and damage functions, based on real hazard (Task B) and structural collected data (Task C).