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Time-dependent earthquake-fire coupling fragility analysis under limited prior knowledge : a perspective from type-2 fuzzy probability
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Earthquake-triggered fire domino scenarios (E-FDSs) arise frequently from the interaction between earthquakes and chemical installations, resulting in catastrophic multi-hazard coupling events. The complicated mutually amplified phenomena between natural disasters and chemical accidents significantly aggravates the escalation of domino accidents, which has posed great challenges for modeling and preventing E-FDSs. Under this impetus, this work proposes an advanced type-2 fuzzy probabilistic methodology to obtain the time-dependent failure probability of steel cylindrical tanks (SCTs) subjected to the earthquake-fire sequence. To cope with the limited prior knowledge on E-FDSs, a basic universal is established to describe the fire resistance attenuation caused by the seismic damage. The coupling failure criterion of SCTs is formulated by a type-2 fuzzy time-dependent limit state equation. A credibility-based stochastic simulation algorithm is developed for the hybrid uncertainty analysis (combining ambiguity and stochasticity). The proposed methodology is validated by case studies of a 5000 m3 fixed roof tank. Compared to the existing accident probability model, the proposed methodology can not only capture the fire resistance attenuation caused by the seismic damage but also provide a dynamic estimation of tank failure probability with respect to the fire exposure time. The proposed methodology can effectively and dynamically capture the accident evolution process, which in turn helps mitigate and prevent the spatiotemporal propagation of domino effects.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Process safety and environmental protection / Institution of Chemical Engineers [London] - Rugby
Publication
Amsterdam : Elsevier , 2024
ISSN
0957-5820
DOI
10.1016/J.PSEP.2024.01.011
Volume/pages
183 (2024) , p. 274-292
ISI
001164308500001
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Creation 04.03.2024
Last edited 15.03.2024
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