Taubenböck, Hannes and Münich, Christian and Zschau, Jochen and Roth, Achim and Stempniewski, Lothar and Dech, Stefan and Mehl, Harald (2009) Assessing building vulnerability using synergistically remote sensing and civil engineering. CRC Press. Urban Data Management Symposium , Ljubljana, Slvenia . ISBN 978-0-415-55642-2.
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The assessment of seismic building vulnerability depends on the quality of the information basis for the subject structures. Especially in dynamic and large megacities, information on the physical parameters of buildings is often generalized, outdated or simply unavailable. This study focuses on an interdisciplinary approach, using high resolution satellite data to infer dis-tinct building types for an up-to-date and area-wide coverage of the building stock. Physical parameters derived from IKONOS data describing the building stock are the height, the age and the roof type of the buildings. Referring to the available building classes, the capacity-spectrum method from civil engineering enables the country-specific adjustment of known vulnerability curves. The result is a spatial distribution of damage grades of various building types in the complex urban morphology. The synergistic use of remote sensing and civil engineering methods results in a more precise performance and a quantitative assessment of damage grades. A scenario, based on a simulated earthquake impact, enables the quantification of affected houses and affected people showing the capabilities to support disaster management before and shortly after an earthquake event.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Title:||Assessing building vulnerability using synergistically remote sensing and civil engineering|
|Date:||24 June 2009|
|In ISI Web of Science:||No|
|Page Range:||pp. 287-300|
|Series Name:||Urban and Regional Data Management|
|Keywords:||Remote Sensing, Civil Engineering, Vulnerability, Megacity, Earthquake, Risk Assessment|
|Event Title:||Urban Data Management Symposium|
|Event Location:||Ljubljana, Slvenia|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EO - Erdbeobachtung|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W - Vorhaben Geowissenschaftl. Fernerkundungs- und GIS-Verfahren (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||German Remote Sensing Data Center > Environment and Security|
|Deposited By:||Dr. Hannes Taubenböck|
|Deposited On:||30 Jun 2009 08:38|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 15:00|
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