Seismic Vulnerability of Existing Buildings in the Taroudant Urban Area, Morocco, using Different Approaches

El Mehdi Nchiti, Abdellah El Hammoumi, Aomar Iben Brahim, Kamal Gueraoui

Abstract

Due to its location at the extreme north-west of Africa, a zone of collision between the African and Eurasian plates, Morocco is a country exposed to seismic risk. In the context of the Morocco National Integrated Risk Management Strategy, with the objective of strengthening the resilience to hazards of the national territory, this article presents a study in which we evaluate the seismic vulnerability of buildings in the Taroudant urban area. This city falls within the seismic zone 2 with a peak ground acceleration of 14%g, which is the second important seismic zone in Morocco. Taroudant building are clustered according to the European Macroseismic scale. We then analyze one category building using two seismic vulnerability assessment methods; a deterministic and overall approach. The results are quite similar for damage probabilities obtained by the deterministic approach and those evaluated by the overall approach for a seismic intensity scenario between VIII and IX. Using these results along with a Geographic Information System, maps of the spatial distribution of seismic building categories and vulnerabilities are produced. These maps provide a scientific and technical support to the authorities for the assessment of potential risk points within Taroudant city.

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Nchiti E., Hammoumi A., Brahim A. and Gueraoui K. (2020). Seismic Vulnerability of Existing Buildings in the Taroudant Urban Area, Morocco, using Different Approaches.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Humanity - Volume 1: ICATH, ISBN 978-989-758-514-2, pages 224-231. DOI: 10.5220/0010467202240231


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@conference{icath20,
author={El Mehdi Nchiti and Abdellah El Hammoumi and Aomar Iben Brahim and Kamal Gueraoui},
title={Seismic Vulnerability of Existing Buildings in the Taroudant Urban Area, Morocco, using Different Approaches},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Humanity - Volume 1: ICATH,},
year={2020},
pages={224-231},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010467202240231},
isbn={978-989-758-514-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Humanity - Volume 1: ICATH,
TI - Seismic Vulnerability of Existing Buildings in the Taroudant Urban Area, Morocco, using Different Approaches
SN - 978-989-758-514-2
AU - Nchiti E.
AU - Hammoumi A.
AU - Brahim A.
AU - Gueraoui K.
PY - 2020
SP - 224
EP - 231
DO - 10.5220/0010467202240231