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The probabilistic analysis of the seismic performance of a structure requires quantifying the uncertainties of the involved variables and parameters, including the seismic action and mechanical properties of its elements. In this article, the seismic performance of high-rise, mid-rise [...]

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The observation data from ground surface meteorological stations is an important basis on which climate change research is carried out, while the homogenization of the data is necessary for improving the quality and homogeneity of the time series. This paper reviews recent advances [...]

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This paper discusses theories and methods of climate change risk studies for the research expansion in China. Climate change risks consist of three basic components including sensitivity, exposure, and possibility. Uncertainty, future events, damages, and relativity are the major [...]

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In Central China, the obvious climate change has happened along with global warming. Based on the observational analysis, the climate change has significant effects, both positive and negative, in every field within the study area, and with the harmful effects far more prevalent. [...]

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The present analysis addresses the primary balance response to the debt of the Spanish Autonomous Communities (ACs) from 1987 to 2015. Overall, the results of this study provide evidence on a nonlinear relationship, which point to a situation of fiscal fatigue and reduced fiscal [...]

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L’elevat endeutament públic és un dels llegats de la gran crisi, i en especial pel que fa a les comunitats autònomes. Aquesta situació és especialment preocupant atesa la responsabilitat d’aquestes en la prestació de serveis [...]

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Faced with the problem of wind speed in generation and the difficulty that this entails in the economic future of electric power, mathematical formulations (functions), called uncertainty costs, have been developed. The term is used in a model [...]

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Uncertainties are a daily issue to deal with in aerospace engineering and applications. Robust optimization methods commonly use a random generation of the inputs and take advantage of multi-point criteria to look for robust solutions accounting with uncertainty definition. From the [...]

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The media are making us live under the influence of information about the full gamut of risks, which are present all over the world. We perceive uncertainty according to our own culture, but we are also conditioned buy the acquired cultural sum o risk experiences, be they close or [...]