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Virtual portfolios for earthquake insurance related risk simulations
Seismic Risk, a combination of Hazard, Vulnerability and Loss, is becoming a mainstream topic due to an increase in the losses and damage caused by earthquake related effects worldwide. Therefore, it has become an important aspect for insurer and reinsurers since it is extremely difficult to assess due to the lack of the necessary data compared, for example, to car insurance (chapter 1). As described in chapter 2, where the state of the art of seismic risk assessment and simulation is described alongside a more ...
Influence of Calcium Aluminate Cement and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag on the Synthesis of Rice Husk Ash-Based Geopolymer Mortars
The manufacture of Portland cement is energy intensive and is associated with carbon dioxide emission of approximately 7% of total global emission. The process also produces pollution in the forms of dust, noise, and vibration with operating machinery during blasting in quarries. Geopolymer material is formed through the reaction of silica and alumina oxides with alkali activator and has appeared as a viable alternative to the Portland cement in the construction field due to good properties such as high compressive, ...