Seismic Vulnerability Index for Road Networks
- S. Adafer, M. Bensaibi
- Corresponding Author
- S. Adafer
Available Online November 2015.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.301How to use a DOI?
- Earthquake; road; vulnerability assessment; vulnerability index; AHP (Analytical Hierarchy Process)
- 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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TY - CONF AU - S. Adafer AU - M. Bensaibi PY - 2015/11 DA - 2015/11 TI - Seismic Vulnerability Index for Road Networks BT - 2015 International Conference on Industrial Technology and Management Science PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.301 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/itms-15.2015.301 ID - Adafer2015/11 ER -