Improved Vulnerability Index Methodology to Quantify Seismic Risk and Loss Assessment in Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Kassem M. M. , Nazri F. M. , Farsangi E. N. , ÖZTÜRK B.

JOURNAL OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, vol.26, no.12, pp.6172-6207, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13632469.2021.1911888
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.6172-6207
  • Keywords: Seismic vulnerability index (SVI), engineering demand parameter (EDP), vulnerability classes, vulnerability curves, plastic hinges, fragility curves, MALAY PENINSULA, 2011 VAN, CITY, PERFORMANCE, EARTHQUAKES, DAMAGES
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


An improved seismic vulnerability index methodology is formulated on the basis of eight modeled parameters that are designed according to earthquake-resistant design concept and derived from the empirical vulnerability index that was initiated by the Group of National Defense against earthquake, named as GNDT Level approach. The results indicated that there is a good correlation between the analytical modeling approach and the observed fragility features during in-situ field investigations. To prove that the proposed methodology is accurate and reliable, the verification of the current methodology is performed through the experimental testing related to school building damages during Ranau Earthquake.