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Date: Monday, April 29, 2019 Time: 3:00-4:00 pm Place: 1-242
Seminar from Bensu
Abstract: Assessing hurricane resilience is inherently complex. In all approaches, potential hurricane events are translated to levels of damage through fragility functions and levels of loss through vulnerability functions. Approaches differ in factors and details incorporated into these functions. The multitude of interrelated and interdependent layers of vulnerability causes amplifications of loss in hurricane events. Hurricane resilience assessments need to acknowledge and thoroughly represent such amplifications.
In engineering studies, a common approach is to focus on the individual building scale. Vulnerability functions include loss factors for repair/replacement cost, repair/replacement time and number of morbidities. Considering hurricane resilience on the community scale enables placing physical damage into larger-scale context. Our aim is to aggregate a comprehensive list of loss factors to convey the effects of community characteristics in amplifying both total loss and building-scale loss.