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Greece

Expansion of the Pre-Earthquake assessment of Methodology Monuments

Period2019 - 2020
Partners
Coordinator centre : European Centre on Prevention and Forecasting of Earthquakes

Project background

The seismic behaviour of Monuments is very important in earthquake prone areas because of the cultural need to maintain and inherit these Monuments to future generations. Furthermore, the need to ensure seismic resistance to the Monuments is ensued from the legal obligation to protect human life. Greece is the country with the highest seismicity in Europe. It is well known that earthquakes have always represented the main cause of damage and losses to the cultural heritage and thus the Assessment of the vulnerability of the Monuments is of great importance .
This activity is a follow-on from 2016, 2017 and 2018 where the pre-earthquake methodology is going to be expanded for two more structural categories of monuments. Two draft Pre-earthquake Assessment Questionnaires were produced each for the two different Cases of monuments for the estimation of their vulnerability ..
Expected results

Expected results year 1

European Centre on Prevention and Forecasting of Earthquakes - Greece :
  • The protection of human lives (of the neighbours, curators, visitors or even inhabitants of the monument)
  • The protection of the monument itself
  • Saving money, as the costs for damage restoration not say for human lives, is much more than that for prevention

Expected results year 2

a. The protection of human lives (of the neighbours, curators, visitors or even inhabitants of the monument)
b. The protection of the monument itself
c. Saving money, as the costs for damage restoration not say for human lives, is much more than that for prevention
ECPFE

European Centre on Prevention and Forecasting of Earthquakes - Greece



Deliverables year 1

The final form of the two different types of questionnaires will be produced including the relevant mark “pathology index” suitable for the pre earthquake assessment, in Greek and in English.  A booklet with guidelines (how to fill in), will be also included in Greek and in English.

Deliverables year 2

two different types of questionnaires each for the two additional different cases will be produced, in Greek and in English.

Activities year 1

During 2016, a Scientific Committee nominated for the elaboration of the Pre-earthquake Assessment has carried out two draft Pre-earthquake Assessment Questionnaires each for the two differences cases of monuments and also composed the relevant algorithms for the calculation of the pathology index in each case.

The algorithm derives when taking into account each one of the crucial factors that contribute to the pathology of the structure according to the weight of each factor.

For 2018, the nominated Scientific Committee from 2016, will validate and ameliorate this empirical methodology with “push over” analyses. After comparing the two methodologies the final “pathology index” for each category of the monuments will be calculated. Therefore the final calibration of the monuments will be available and thus the estimation of their vulnerability.   

For 2019, a Scientific Committee will be nominated for the elaboration of the Pre-earthquake Assessment in order to compose the two draft Pre-earthquake Assessment Questionnaires each for the two different cases as well as the relevant algorithms for the calculation of the pathology index in each case. A validation of this empirical methodology will be carried out in the time being.

Groupes cibles :

Engineers and architects

European Centre on Prevention and Forecasting of Earthquakes - Greece



Deliverables year 1


The final form of the two different types of questionnaires will be produced including the relevant mark “pathology index” suitable for the pre earthquake assessment, in Greek and in English.  A booklet with guidelines (how to fill in), will be also included in Greek and in English.

Deliverables year 2


two different types of questionnaires each for the two additional different cases will be produced, in Greek and in English.

Activities year 1


During 2016, a Scientific Committee nominated for the elaboration of the Pre-earthquake Assessment has carried out two draft Pre-earthquake Assessment Questionnaires each for the two differences cases of monuments and also composed the relevant algorithms for the calculation of the pathology index in each case.

The algorithm derives when taking into account each one of the crucial factors that contribute to the pathology of the structure according to the weight of each factor.

For 2018, the nominated Scientific Committee from 2016, will validate and ameliorate this empirical methodology with “push over” analyses. After comparing the two methodologies the final “pathology index” for each category of the monuments will be calculated. Therefore the final calibration of the monuments will be available and thus the estimation of their vulnerability.   

For 2019, a Scientific Committee will be nominated for the elaboration of the Pre-earthquake Assessment in order to compose the two draft Pre-earthquake Assessment Questionnaires each for the two different cases as well as the relevant algorithms for the calculation of the pathology index in each case. A validation of this empirical methodology will be carried out in the time being.

Groupes cibles :

Engineers and architects

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