Recommendations for Future Directions in Fragility Function Research

  • Kyriazis Pitilakis
  • Helen Crowley
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 27)


This chapter outlines the main comments relevant to the compilation of fragility functions and highlights the main recommendations given in the different Chapters of this Book concerning the selection among existing fragility functions or the derivation of new ones for the most important elements at risk. Essential needs for future studies are also summarized.


Damage State Fragility Curve Masonry Building Reinforce Concrete Building Railway Bridge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringAristotle UniversityThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE)PaviaItaly

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