Assessment of the site effect vulnerability within urban regions by data envelopment analysis: A case study in Iran

Ali Farzipour Saein*, Reza Farzipoor Saen

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In this paper, the concept of vulnerability is used to measure the capacity to withstand earthquake disasters in different regions. The purpose of vulnerability analysis is to identify appropriate actions that can be taken to reduce the vulnerability before the potential for damage is realized. The objective of this paper is to determine the vulnerability of different parts of a city against earthquake by data envelopment analysis (DEA). A numerical example demonstrates the application of the DEA for the 20th district of Tehran.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-288
Number of pages9
JournalComputers and Geosciences
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012


  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Earthquake
  • Hazard microzonation
  • Site effect
  • Tehran
  • Vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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