Application of a Heuristic-Diffuse Model to Support Decision-Making in Assessing the Post-seismic Structural Damage of a Building

Lorenzo Cevallos-Torres, Miguel Botto-Tobar, Oscar León-Granizo, Alejandro Cortez-Lara

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This research paper aims to evaluate structural damage of a building after a telluric movement occurred, by applying a heuristic-diffuse model to support the decision-making of experts in the seismic area. Ecuador is located in a highly seismic area, so it is necessary to study damage to the building structures after a telluric movement. Current damage assessment techniques are based on quantitative results, creating uncertainty. When an earthquake occurs, there is not enough certified staff, so professionals are attended without the experience to carry out the assessments and this involves the final decisions that are made not the most accurate. For the evaluation model proposed in this research, the AHP (Analytical Hierarchical Process) methodology is used in order to be able to determine the relative weights of the groups of variables that make up the building, this methodology consists of a heuristic method based on expert experience on a specific topic and in conjunction with fuzzy logic techniques will allow to work directly with the qualitative values of the data, thus providing subjective results easy to interpret that will serve as a decision-making aid. Once you have entered the data corresponding to the damage in the structural elements such as columns or beams, non-structural elements such as the facade, and data related to the type of soil, you get the levels or index of overall structural damage, non-structural and soil conditions, the level of habitability of the building is determined by applying fuzzy rules based on Mamdani’s inference.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelApplied Technologies - 1st International Conference, ICAT 2019, Proceedings
RedacteurenMiguel Botto-Tobar, Marcelo Zambrano Vizuete, Pablo Torres-Carrión, Sergio Montes León, Guillermo Pizarro Vásquez, Benjamin Durakovic
Aantal pagina's13
ISBN van geprinte versie9783030425197
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 jan 2020
Evenement1st International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2019 - Quito, Ecuador
Duur: 3 dec 20195 dec 2019

Publicatie series

NaamCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1194 CCIS
ISSN van geprinte versie1865-0929
ISSN van elektronische versie1865-0937


Congres1st International Conference on Applied Technologies, ICAT 2019

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