|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||ICAR/09|
|MODULES||This unit is a module of:|
This module aims to provide the fundamentals of seismic risk assessment, emergency management, and mitigation policies of the built environment, with particular emphasis on buildings. At the end of the module, the student will learn the concepts of seismic risk, focusing on their components (hazard, exposure, vulnerability, and resilience). Furthermore, the student will be able to discuss critically possible seismic risk reduction policies and finally acquire the tools to manage large-scale damage and vulnerability survey of existing buildings in the post-earthquake emergency phase.
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Frontal lessons
- Practical exercises developed by the students under the teacher's supervision:
1. Risk on the built environment
Introduction to natural disasters and risk elements (hazard, exposure, and vulnerability); Resilience concept and its interdisciplinary applications
2. Seismic Hazard (recall of the basics concepts)
3. Exposure information
Introduction to the people, property, other assets, or systems exposed to seismic hazards
4. Dynamic response of structural systems and seismic action (recall to the basics concepts)
Introduction to the basic concepts of structural dynamics by means of an elementary mathematical model: the SDOF system
5. Vulnerability to earthquakes, part I: seismic response of reinforced concrete (RC) structures
6. Vulnerability to earthquakes, part I: seismic response of masonry structures
7. Vulnerability to earthquakes, part II: fragility curves
Analysis of the different approaches for the derivation of fragility curves: empirical, expert elicitation, numerical and hybrid methods; critical aspects in the derivation; treatment of uncertainties; practical example on the definition of numerical fragility curves
8. Seismic risk reduction policies in the three phases of risk management: pre-event, emergency state, and post-event
Presentation of the three phases of risk management and overview of the different possible risk reduction policies: 1) pre-event (Mitigation efforts and Preparedness – education, emergency management planning); 2) response (Emergency state); 3) post-event (Recovery)
9. Post-earthquake damage survey
This course contributes to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda: Objective n. 11 - Città e comunità sostenibili
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
For students attending the classes in person: Oral exam consisting of the discussion of a PowerPoint presentation carried out by the student, related to the practical exercises developed during the module plus questions about the topics discussed.
For students NOT attending the classes in person: Test with open-ended questions dealing with the topics of the whole program discussed during the module.
Students with learning disorders will be allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities.
For students attending the classes in person, the assessment will concern:
For students NOT attending the classes in person, the assessment will concern:
All course information is given in the classroom, through Aulaweb or on Teams.
For further information, the student can contact the teacher by email.