HAZUS-MH-based repair-cost vulnerability functions
Repair-cost vulnerability functions with mean and coefficient of variation of repair cost conditioned on Sa(1.0 sec, 5%), for all combinations of US HAZUS-MH model building type, code era including special, and occupancy. Only the subset calculated with M = 7 is presented in this database. The version of the database posted here is novel to GEM in that it uses the GEM VUL06 format; includes special design; and has x-values at standard, equally spaced logarithmic increments. It is published here as part of the GEM Vulnerability Consortium's effort to compile existing vulnerability functions for public use.
- Porter, K.A., 2010. Cracking an open safe: uncertainty in HAZUS-based seismic vulnerability functions. Earthquake Spectra, 26 (3), 893-900 http://www.sparisk.com/pubs/Porter-2010-Safecrack-COV.pdf. This article explains the derivation of the coefficient of variation term.
- Porter, K.A., 2009. Cracking an open safe: more HAZUS vulnerability functions in terms of structure-independent spectral acceleration. Earthquake Spectra 25 (3), 607-618, http://www.sparisk.com/publications. This article explains how mean repair cost is estimated.
- Porter, K.A., 2009. Cracking an open safe: HAZUS vulnerability functions in terms of structure-independent spectral acceleration. Earthquake Spectra 25 (2), 361-378. http://www.sparisk.com/publications. This article explains the casualty estimates, which use the HAZUS-MH casualty rates, not the new ones developed by So.