Network of European Research Infrastructures for Earthquake Risk Assessment and Mitigation(NERA)

2014-10-31
Akkar, Sinan
The overall aim of NERA is to achieve a measurable improvement and a long-term impact in the assessment and reduction of the vulnerability of constructions and citizens to earthquakes. NERA will integrate the key research infrastructures in Europe to monitor earthquakes and assess their hazard and risk, and will combine expertise in observational and strong-motion seismology, modeling, geotechnical and earthquake engineering to develop activities to improve the use of infrastructures and facilitate the access to data. NERA will ensure the provision of high-quality services, including access to earthquake data and parameters and to hazard and risk products and tools. NERA will coordinate with other EC projects (SHARE, SYNER-G) a comprehensive dissemination effort. NERA will contribute to the OECD GEM program and to the EPOS ESFRI infrastructure.

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Seismic vulnerabilities and risks for urban mitigation planning in Turkey
Saner, Tugce Sonmez (2015-09-01)
Chronic seismic hazards and resulting secondary impacts as natural conditions of the country, and the loss of robust building and prudent settlement practices as aggravated by rapid population growth make cities the most vulnerable geographical and social entities in Turkey. For the development of risk reduction policies, an essential step is to prioritize settlements according to their vulnerability levels. This could be determined by hazard probabilities and attributes of the building stock of each settle...
Influence of seismic source and ground motion modeling on the probabilistic seismic hazard assessment of the city of Van after the 23 october 2011 mw7.2 earthquake
Şenyurt, Mehtap; Akkar, Sinan; Yılmaz, Mustafa Tolga; Department of Civil Engineering (2013)
Reliable assessment of seismic hazard is the most important step for seismic design and performance assessment of structural systems. However, the inherent uncertainty in earthquakes as well as modeling of ground motion may affect the hazard computed for a particular region. This study investigates the influence of seismic source and ground motion modeling on probabilistic seismic hazard assessment (PSHA). The study considers the seismicity around the city of Van to achieve its objective as this city was hi...
Seismic vulnerabilities and risks for urban mitigation planning in Turkey
Sönmez Saner, Tuğçe; Ersoy, Melih; Balamir, Murat; Department of City and Regional Planning (2013)
Chronic seismic hazards and resulting secondary impacts as natural conditions of the country, and loss of robust building and prudent settlement practices as aggravated by rapid population growth make cities the most vulnerable geographical and social entities in Turkey. In contrast, Turkish disaster policy is solely focused on post-disaster issues and no incentives or provision exist to encourage risk analysis or risk mitigation approaches, despite current international efforts. For the development of risk...
Prediction of potential damage due to severe earthquakes
Yücemen, Mehmet Semih; Pay, AC (2004-01-01)
A statistical model is developed to estimate the seismic vulnerability of low- to mid-rise reinforced concrete buildings. The model is based on a novel utilization of the discriminant analysis technique of multivariate statistics. Number of stories above the ground level (N), soft story index (SSI), overhang ratio (OHR), minimum normalized lateral stiffness index (MNLSTFI), minimum normalized lateral strength index (MNLSI) and normalized redundancy score (NRS) are selected as the basic estimation variables....
Development of integrated earthquake simulation system for Istanbul
Sahin, Abdurrahman; Şişman, Rafet; Askan Gündoğan, Ayşegül; Hori, Muneo (2016-07-12)
Recent advances in computing have brought a new and challenging way to tackle the earthquake hazard and disaster problems: integration of the seismic actions in the form of numerical models. For this purpose, integrated earthquake simulation (IES) has been developed in Japan, and now a new version is being developed in Turkey which targets Istanbul. This version of IES is being built in MATLAB and includes site response analysis and structural analysis of existing buildings with data obtained via GIS databa...
Citation Formats
S. Akkar, “Network of European Research Infrastructures for Earthquake Risk Assessment and Mitigation(NERA),” 2014. Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/262330.