Virtual reality of earthquake ground motions for emergency response

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Ground motions interface earthquake science and engineering to advance understanding of seismic hazards and risk. Virtual reality provides an attractive tool to extend knowledge of the research community to a larger audience. This work visualizes emergency response under extreme motions, in the CAVE of the MARquette Visualization Laboratory. The visualization (a) displays ground motions (from the science community), (b) inputs these motions to structural models (from the engineering community) and illustrates the resulting responses, (c) translates structural responses to damage states of building elements, (d) creates a virtual room subjected to the perception associated with such earthquake shaking, and (e) introduces the human element of emergency response in this immersive environment. Building upon previous work on earthquake simulations, performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE), building information modeling (BIM), and earthquake awareness, this study integrates elements of PBEE and BIM within the CAVE environment to provide visual information for decision making. Real-time or near real-time information via earthquake early warning (EEW) and structural health monitoring (SHM) further facilitates response within a limited time frame. As advanced technologies contribute to the future of community resilience, visualization plays an emerging role in connecting earthquake science, engineering, and policy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOMPDYN 2017 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
EditorsM. Papadrakakis, Michalis Fragiadakis
PublisherNational Technical University of Athens
Pages2089-2094
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9786188284418
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Event6th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, COMPDYN 2017 - Rhodes Island, Greece
Duration: Jun 15 2017Jun 17 2017

Publication series

NameCOMPDYN 2017 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Volume1

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, COMPDYN 2017
CountryGreece
CityRhodes Island
Period06/15/1706/17/17

Keywords

  • Building Information Modeling
  • Earthquake Early Warning
  • Emergency Response
  • Ground Motions
  • Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
  • Virtual Reality

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Virtual reality of earthquake ground motions for emergency response'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this