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dc.contributor.authorCara, Selma
dc.contributor.authorAprile, Alessandra
dc.contributor.authorPelà, Luca
dc.contributor.authorRoca Fabregat, Pedro
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationCara, S., Aprile, A., Pelà, L., Roca, P. Seismic risk assessment and mitigation at emergency limit condition of historical buildings along strategic urban roadways: application to the ‘antiga esquerra de l’Eixample’ neighborhood of Barcelona. "International journal of architectural heritage", Octubre 2018, vol. 12, núm. 7-8, p. 1055-1075.
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in International Journal of Architectural Heritage on 2018, available online at:
dc.description.abstractThis article presents a management tool for the large-scale assessment and mitigation of the seismic risk of urban systems. The research introduces a new perspective for a scientifically tackled holistic approach. The proposed methodology considers multiple objectives, from the identification of the most vulnerable buildings whose collapse may hinder the operationality of strategic urban roadways after the occurrence of an earthquake, up to the proposal of proper interventions to improve their functionality. The approach uses a performance-based approach founded on the concept of urban Emergency Limit Condition. Plotting maps of geo-referenced scenarios by means of GIS software have revealed to be extremely useful to detect the weak points of the urban network and to plan suitable strategies of seismic risk mitigation and appropriate enhancement of reliability. The proposed methodology is applied to the “Antiga Esquerra de l’Eixample” neighborhood of Barcelona that hosts the strategic route to the hospital and is characterized by high levels of seismic vulnerability of existing buildings and exposition of its high-density population.
dc.format.extent21 p.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Geotècnia::Sismologia
dc.subject.lcshEarthquake hazard analysis
dc.subject.lcshEixample (Barcelona, Spain)--Buildings, structures, etc.
dc.subject.otherBuilt heritage protection
dc.subject.otheremergency limit state
dc.subject.otherperformance-based urban assessment
dc.subject.otherrisk assessment
dc.subject.otherrisk mitigation
dc.subject.otherrisk reduction policies
dc.subject.otherseismic risk
dc.subject.otherurban resilience
dc.titleSeismic risk assessment and mitigation at emergency limit condition of historical buildings along strategic urban roadways: application to the ‘antiga esquerra de l’Eixample’ neighborhood of Barcelona
dc.subject.lemacRisc sísmic -- Catalunya -- Eixample (Barcelona)
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. ATEM - Anàlisi i Tecnologia d'Estructures i Materials
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
upcommons.citation.authorCara, S., Aprile, A., Pelà, L., Roca, P.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameInternational journal of architectural heritage

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