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Tools for Resilience Assessment: Developments, Limitations and Future Needs

Makhoul, N. and Argyroudis, S. (2019) Tools for Resilience Assessment: Developments, Limitations and Future Needs In: 2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure (ICONHIC 2019), 2019-06-23-2019-06-26, Chania, Greece.

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Abstract

Diverse natural and manmade disasters are becoming more frequent inflicting severe consequences to the environment, societies, economies and critical infrastructure. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to sustain the functionality and operability of critical infrastructure during and after the hazard event, minimize the direct and indirect losses and mitigate the consequences in the aftermath of a disaster. In the last few years, the need to develop risk analysis and risk management tools was emerged, toward facilitating stakeholders’ decision-making, adaptation and preparedness against diverse hazards for enhancing the resilience of cities, infrastructure and societies. Those tools were either newly developed or built on existing loss assessment platforms. In addition to the modules and functions for loss assessments, such as hazard, fragility, damage assessment, visualization and reporting of the results, some of the tools embedded modules for recovery, decision-making and risk mitigation to facilitate resilience assessments whenever feasible.

The range of modules is wide, including identification of likely failures and performance of structural and infrastructure systems, recovery of loss of functionality and preparation of recovery plans for disaster events. Thus, resilience assessment tools are becoming more sophisticated, aiming to assist engineers, decision makers and planners to perform a resilience-based design or/and assessment of individual buildings, critical infrastructure and cities, and in this way to withstand and recover from catastrophic events.

In this paper, a review of on-market available tools is presented, and then developments, limitations and future needs are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Makhoul, N.
Argyroudis, S.s.argyroudis@surrey.ac.uk
Editors :
NameEmailORCID
Gazetas, George
Anastasopoulos, Ioannis
Date : 2019
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2019 The Authors
Uncontrolled Keywords : Assessment tools; Hazard; Risk; Resilience and recovery
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Additional Information : *ICONHIC proceedings are forwarded for indexing by Scopus
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 25 Jun 2019 09:33
Last Modified : 17 Jul 2019 11:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/852077

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