Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science

Seismic Vulnerability Index for Road Networks

Authors
S. Adafer, M. Bensaibi
Corresponding Author
S. Adafer
Available Online November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.301How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Earthquake; road; vulnerability assessment; vulnerability index; AHP (Analytical Hierarchy Process)
Abstract
To prevent heavy damages in road network after a quake, vulnerability studies must be conducted. The framework of the present study aims to develop a vulnerability index (VI) method for roads. The most important parameters influencing the seismic behavior of roads are identified, based on the worldwide seismic feedback experience and data from past Algerian earthquakes (Ain Temouchent 1999 and Zemmouri 2003). A Multi Criterion Decision-Making (MCDM) method is used to derive the relative importance between parameters. The Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) allows the determination of weighting factors for each defined parameter. Using the developed model, several examples of roads are processed and the obtained results show a good adequacy with in situ observations.
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
November 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-123-0
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.301How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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