5. Requirements

The purpose of presenting these requirements is to inform the community on the present capabilities of the PBE application and features that could be added. The original set of requirements have come from a set of grand challenge reports, GC. These original requirements have been broken into a smaller set of deliverable features by the senior faculty associated with the project, SP. Additional requirements have come from users through the User Forum, UF. See section features if you have additional features you would like to see.

5.1. General Requirements

Table 5.1.1 PBE Requirements - General

#

Description

Source

Priority

Version

PBE

Integrate fully coupled multi-model computations from hazard source through structure response, to compute reliable estimates of financial loss, business interruption, and casualties

GC

M

InProgress

PBE1

Ability to determine damage and loss for multiple different hazards

GC

M

InProgress

PBE1.1

Damage and Loss due to ground shaking from Earthquake

GC

M

Implemented

PBE1.2

Damage and Loss due to Wind Loading

GC

M

InProgress

PBE1.3

Damage and Loss due to water damage from Tsunami or Coastal Inundation

GC

M

PBE2

Ability to Select from Different Hazard Options

PBE2.1

Ability to select from all EE-UQ Event Options listed in EE-UQ

SP

M

Implemented

PBE2.2

Ability to select from all WE-UQ Event Options listed in WE-UQ

SP

M

PBE2.3

Ability to select from all HydroUQ Event Options listed in Hydro-UQ

SP

M

PBE3

Ability to use different Model Generation Tools

PBE3.1

Ability to Select All Building Model Generators in EE-UQ

SP

M

Implemented

PBE3.2

Ability to Select All Building Model Generators in WE-UQ

SP

M

PBE3.3

Ability to Select All Building Model Generators in HydroUQ

SP

M

PBE4

Ability to use Various UQ Methods and Variable Options

PBE4.1

Ability to use all forward propagation methods available in EE-UQ, WE-UQ and HydroUQ

SP

M

Implemented

PBE4.2

Ability to use all random variable distributions in EE-UQ, WE-UQ and HydroUQ

SP

M

Implemented

PBE4.3

Ability to use train surrogate models using the methods from quoFEM

SP

D

PBE5

Ability to determine damage and loss utilizing different methods

SP

M

Implemented

PBE5.1

Interface with pelicun to make available its suite of methods for damage and loss assessment for buildings

SP

M

Implemented

PBE6

Misc User Requests

PBE6.1

Ability to Process own Output Parameters

UF

D

PBE6.2

Add to Standard Earthquake a variable indicating analysis failure

UF

D

PBE6.3

Allow users to provide their own set of EDPs for the analysis.

UF

D

Implemented

PBE6.4

Simplify run local and run remote by removing workdir locations. Move to preferences

UF

D

Implemented

PBE6.5

Add to EDP a variable indicating analysis failure

UF

D

PBE6.6

Enable saving and loading Performance Models in CSV files

UF

D

Implemented

PBE7

General Software Requirements

PBE7.1

Application to Provide Common SimCenter Research Application Requirements listed in CR

GC

M

InProgresss

PBE7.2

Ability to use new vizualization tools for viewing large datasets generated by PBE

GC

M

Implemented

key:
Source: GC=Needed for Grand Challenges, SP=Senior Personnel, UF=User Feedback
Priority: M=Mandatory, D=Desirable, P=Possible Future
Status: Implements, InProgress and Blank (i.e. not started)

Note

The general requirements refers a lot to the capabilities existing in other SimCenter tools, EE-UQ, WE-UQ and in-development HydroUQ*. These requirements can be viewed in their online documentation: EE-UQ Documentation and WE-UQ Documentation.

5.2. Damage & Loss Requirements

Table 5.2.1 PBE Requirements - Damage & Loss

#

Description

Source

Priority

Version

DL

Damage & Loss (DL) Predictions

DL1

Ability to use open-source version of Hazus

GC

M

Implemented

DL2

Ability to incorporate improved damage and fragility models for buildings and lifelines

GC

M

InProgress

DL3

Ability to perform time-based assessment

GC

M

DL4

Methods for DL Prediction for Buildings for Various Hazards

SP

M

DL4.1

Incorporate PACT application for earthquake hazard

SP

D

DL4.2

Ability to perform downtime estimation using the REDi methodology for earthquakes.

UF

D

DL4.3

Incorporate Various Methods from PELICUN

SP

M

InProgress

DL4.3.1

Incorporate the scenario-based assessment from FEMA-P58, item P6.1.1

SP

M

Implemented

DL4.3.2

Incorporate the time-based assessment from FEMA-P58, item P1.1.2

SP

D

DL4.3.3

Incorporate high-resolution assessment of buildings under wind hazards, item P1.1.3

SP

M

DL4.3.4

Incorporate high-resolution assessment of buildings under water hazards, item P1.1.4

SP

M

DL4.3.5

Incorporate high-resolution assessment of transportation networks, item P1.1.5

SP

M

DL4.3.6

Incorporate high-resolution assessment of buried pipelines, item P1.1.6

SP

M

DL4.3.7

Incorporate the assessment of buildings under earthquake hazard from HAZUS, P1.2.1

SP

M

Implemented

DL4.3.8

Incorporate the assessment of buildings under hurricane wind hazard from HAZUS, item P1.2.2

SP

M

Implemented

DL4.3.9

Incorporate the assessment of buildings under storm surge hazard from HAZUS, item P1.2.3

SP

M

Implemented

DL4.3.10

Incorporate the assessment of buried pipelines under earthquake hazard from HAZUS, item P1.2.4

SP

M

DL4.3.11

Incorporate the assessment of transportation networks under earthquake hazard from HAZUS, item P1.2.5

SP

M

DL4.3.12

Incorporate the assessment of power networks under earthquake hazard from HAZUS, item P1.2.6

SP

M

key:
Source: GC=Needed for Grand Challenges, SP=Senior Personnel, UF=User Feedback
Priority: M=Mandatory, D=Desirable, P=Possible Future
Status: Implements, InProgress and Blank (i.e. not started)