TB-1 – Bucharest, Romania – INFP (YET, GMP, UIce, NOR)
General building stock inventory:
Roads, bridges, hospitals.
Municipality of Bucharest; Institute of Atomic Physics, Townhall Margurele; Gen. Inspectorate for Emergency Situations.
Existing Sensor networks:
Romanian Seismic Network (155 broadband/short-period seismometers and accelerometers, 2 seismic arrays), Bucharest building seismic network (5 buildings monitored, each with at least 2 sensors; INFP), GNSS/GPS Real-Time Network (with 27 GNSS stations; INFP).
TB-setting and seismic hazard:
Bucharest, the capital of Romania, with more than 2 million inhabitants, is considered the second most earthquake-endangered metropolis in Europe, after Istanbul, Turkey. The most recent destructive earthquake that hit Bucharest was in 4th March 1977, causing about 1.400 casualties in the capital alone.
15 TURNkey multisensor units (15 accelerometric sensors and 5 GNSS sensors) will be deployed in 5 building types representing 3 different generations of earthquake resistant design codes, for structural response studies to understand how design evolved over a period of 80 years and how different types of buildings are at risk.
TB-1 – Bucharest: Map showing the existing seismic network stations in Bucharest and five locations proposed for installing sensors in buildings.