Enhancing the territorial resilience to natural events, such as earthquakes, is assuming a primary role in the current political debate. In the context of Disaster Risk Management, developing reliable vulnerability models for the seismic risk assessment at a territorial scale is an aspect of crucial importance. In this perspective, the paper presents a mechanical-based method for the evaluation of local-scale seismic fragility curves for unreinforced masonry buildings, based on the exposure data collected in the Italian CARTIS database. It uses a bidimensional finite element model and static nonlinear analyses to obtain the structural behaviour. Monte Carlo simulations are performed to propagate the uncertainties. Both local and global scale structural behaviour are considered to define the damage grade. A case-study regarding the city centre of Cosenza, in southern Italy, validates the proposal.
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