MErQs IP 2014
MErQs Intensive Programme - Modelling Earthquakes
23 June - 4 July 2014
Coordinator: Bruno Rubino
- Bruno Rubino, University of L'Aquila
- Aureli Alabert, Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Jaroslaw Rybicki, Gdansk University of Technology
- Ingenuin Gasser, University of Hamburg
- François Delarue, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis
- Josef Šlapal, Brno University of Technology
List of the Partner Institutions involved in MErQs IP 2014
- Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Brno University of Technology
- Gdansk University of Technology
- Hamburg University
- Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (London)
- International School for Advanced Studies (Trieste)
- Middle East Technical University (Ankara)
- Second University of Naples
- Tehnical University of Cluj Napoca
- University of Bath
- University of Brescia
- University of Crete
- University of Naples "Federico II"
- University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
- University of Padua
- University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Our 2014 Intensive Programme (IP) in MErQs (Modelling Earthquakes) involves a set of short courses and seminars addressed to MSc and PhD students.
The programme will revolve around applied mathematics viewed as an interdisciplinary area at the interface with engineering, economy, life and social sciences. It will cover several applied topics including models for opinion formation, individual based simulations, modeling earthquakes. We will be addressing different methodologies, such as the analysis of partial differential equations, numerical calculus and simulations, stochastic calculus and kinetic modelling. MErQs IP 2014 aims also to have a strong social impact for the Abruzzi Region and L’Aquila, which are still suffering from the consequences of the 2009 earthquake.
The programme will be hosted by the D.I.S.I.M. (Department of Information Engineering, Computer Sciences and Mathematics) of the University of L'Aquila in the period June 23 - July 4, 2014.
All the students who wish to join our summer school must be currently enrolled at a MSc or PhD course in one of the following disciplines:
- applied mathematics,
- or similar subjects.
Reimbursement for LLP participants
Applicants from LLP partner institutions (but not from the University of L'Aquila) are eligible for a reimbursement of living and travel expenses.
This contribution is offered by the LLP Italian National Agency.
We assume to select:
- around 50 students (MSc or PhD) for the contribution for travel costs and the contribution for accommodation and subsistence costs: this corresponds to an average of 3 students for each partner institution.
- around 15 teachers for the contribution for travel costs and the contribution for accommodation and subsistence costs.
The contact person of each institution in the Organizing Committee is responsible for the selection of students in their universities.
Details about Reimbursement
Reservation for lodging and contribution for subsistence costs.
Please notice that students and teachers from LLP partner universities will be hosted in university premises free of charge for the whole period of the IP. Unfortunately, the Erasmus agency applies a very low daily amount for subsistence costs of students (159 euro per week, both for lodging and full board). That's why, in addition to the accommodation, we can confirm that we will only be able to offer students free access to the university canteen (open on working days). We hope we'll be able to offer some additional support to students, but we cannot guarantee anything at the moment.
Reimbursement for travel costs.
- We are allowed to reimburse travel costs only to teachers and students (MSc and PhD) who are from LLP partner institutions.
- The Erasmus Agency requires each single participant to certify they bought the cheapest flight ticket they could find. In addition, only tickets from/to the town of your home institution can be reimbursed. In any case the reimbursement for travel costs cannot be higher than 450 euros.
- Please upload a copy of your electronic ticket as soon as possible. If you have an online check-in, please upload a pdf copy of it, as well. Otherwise, please keep the boarding pass with you and hand it to us when you arrive. Without that, we will not be able to reimburse your travel expenses!
- For the participants who need a visa, please contact the organizers to ask for a specific invitation letter. The cost of the visa will be reimbursed if the participant provides the original receipt of payment.
- For any additional tickets (or not electronic ones), when you are here, you'll have to provide us with the original one. In addition, you will be requested to provide us with the original boarding pass (if you have not uploaded the electronic one).
Estimation of Seismic Losses in Urban Regions within an Interdisciplinary Mathematical Framework: A Case Study
Aysegul Askan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Risk mitigation in urban regions starts with identification of potential seismic losses in future earthquakes. Estimation of seismic losses concerns a wide range of authorities varying from geophysical and earthquake engineers, physical and economic planners to insurance companies while the process naturally involves inputs from multiple disciplines. In this study a city model is constructed where potential seismic losses are expressed in terms of building vulnerabilities and regional seismic hazard. The main components of the study are probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard assessment and estimation of potential ground motions, regional building vulnerability and fragility information, casualty and economic loss functions. Each stage involves mathematical modeling with well-defined input parameters regarding the physical process involved.
In this seminar, description of the multiple stages of the algorithm will be presented followed by a case study.
As the study area, Erzincan, a city on the eastern part of the North Anatolian Fault zone, Turkey is selected. Located within a triple conjunction of major fault systems within a basin structure, and experienced a major event (Ms=8.3) in 1939, this city has significant hazard potential. I will present the initial results in terms of key components such as construction of a 2D velocity model, ground motion simulations of past earthquakes and scenario events, site-specific probabilistic seismic hazard analyses and fragility functions derived using regional building characteristics along with simulated regional ground motion data.