Document Type

Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering paper

Publication details

Anbazhagan, P, Manish, S, Thomas JV, Arunachalam, A, Dinesh, SV 2014, 'Seismic vulnerability assessment using satellite data', in ST Smith (ed.), 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), vol. II, Byron Bay, NSW, 9-12 December, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, pp. 985-990. ISBN: 9780994152008.

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The recent earthquakes in India have resulted in huge loss to property, infrastructure and life. This is due to the non standard construction and design practices followed earlier. The vulnerability level of buildings for specified seismic hazard is important to plan the seismic hazard mitigation program, rehabilitation of the structure and to specify the building value for insurance rating and ownership transfer. Conventionally, vulnerability of buildings is assessed by carrying out field survey, using Rapid Visual Screening (RVS) method. This method requires qualitative data which is obtained from manual survey. The Objective of this study is to estimate the seismic vulnerability of buildings by obtaining required parameters of high resolution satellite data and to validate the same by the conventional field survey method.