Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


selecting generic fragility curves for road network

selecting generic fragility curves for road network

selecting generic fragility curves for road network


I am an engineer working for a consulting firm in Europe. I am assigned the task of coming up with fragility curves for road assets in an Eastern European country.

I have very little expertise in fragility curves. Of course we are not asked to develop our own fragility curves, but if we select generic ones I want to ensure they are selected in an informed and intelligent manner.

Has anyone ever been given a similar task? What is a good methodology for selecting generic fragility curves for road assets where the country has not developed this sort of technology before and has minimal post-disaster data (post-earthquake surveys for example)?

RE: selecting generic fragility curves for road network

"fragility curves: that's a new one on me as I have never heard of the term.

RE: selecting generic fragility curves for road network

That's a new one for me too. However, it looks like Google is your friend. My search for "fragility curve" turned up lots of information and downloadable PDFs. I don't know if any of these sites and documents will adequately address your specific topic, but it's worth a shot.

"Is it the only lesson of history that mankind is unteachable?"
--Winston S. Churchill

RE: selecting generic fragility curves for road network

Is there something lost in translation? What is the German word that you are translating>

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


White Paper - The Evolving Landscape of Commercial Battery-Powered Trucks
What’s driving the evolving landscape of truck electrification? What are the barriers, motivators and strategies for accelerating the electric transition? What insights and resources are available for today’s design engineers working to achieve industry disruption and evolution? For answers to these and other pertinent questions, read this white paper. Download Now
eBook - Rethink Your PLM
A lot has changed since the 90s. You don't surf the Web using dial-up anymore, so why are you still using a legacy PLM solution that's blocking your ability to innovate? To develop and launch products today, you need a flexible, cloud-based PLM, not a solution that's stuck in the past. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close