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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.

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RE: selecting generic fragility curves for road network

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

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