This paper presents a comprehensive model to quantify disaster resilience of systems that is defined as the capability to sustain functionality and recover from losses generated by extreme events. The model combines loss estimation and recovery models and can be applied to critical facilities (e.g. hospitals, military buildings, etc.), as well as utility lifelines (e.g. electric power systems, transportation networks, water systems etc.) that are crucial to the response of recovery processes, decisions and policies. Current research trend leads toward the definition of complex recovery models that are able to describe the process over time and the spatial definition of recovery (e.g. meta-models for the case of health care facilities). The model has been applied to a network of hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee. The resilience framework can be used as a decision support tool to increase the resilience index of systems, such as health care facilities, and reduce disaster vulnerability and consequences.
Seismic resilience of a hospital system / CIMELLARO G.P.; REINHORN A.M.; BRUNEAU M.. - In: STRUCTURE AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING. - ISSN 1573-2479. - ELETTRONICO. - 6:1-2(2010), pp. 127-144. [10.1080/15732470802663847]
|Titolo:||Seismic resilience of a hospital system|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15732470802663847|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|