This page is intended to help users get their own building fragilities into Ergo.
File Types and Format
There are two acceptable formats, comma separated value (CSV) and Extensible Markup Language (XML). The simplest way to get fragilities into Ergo is the CSV format which will internally be converted to XML. Both formats will be explained in their own section after the field descriptions.
|Field Name||Field Description||Field Type||Acceptable Values||Informational|
|ID||Unique numeric identifier in the fragility dataset||Integer||N/A||No|
|Fragility ID Code||Unique key for each fragility (e.g. SF_C1_1 for structural fragility for C1 structure type)||String||N/A||No|
|Author||Identifies the person(s) who provided each fragility set.||String||N/A||Yes|
|Structure Type||Structure Type this fragility curve is designed for||String||N/A||Yes|
|Stories||Identifies the number of stories used for the model building when constructing fragilities. .||Integer||A value of “0” indicates multiple story levels were considered (for fragility surfaces)||Yes|
|Description||A textual description providing information about the derivation of this fragility curve set||String||N/A||Yes|
|Ground Motions||Ground motion records used for time-history analyses when constructing fragilities||String||N/A||Yes|
|Code||Design code for the fragility set||String||Yes|
|Damage Type||The type of damage type this fragility represents||String||Structural, Non-Structural||Yes|
|Demand Type||The demand type required by the fragility, can include the period if applicable (e.g. 0.2 Sa )||String||PGA, PGV, PGD, Sa, Sd, Sv||No|
|Demand Unit||The units of the demand type||String||g, %g, etc||No|
|Limit States||The limit states which define the transitions between damage states for each fragility set.||String||3 limit states with a colon delimiter (e.g. Moderate: Extensive: Complete)||No|
|T Eqn Type||Equation to estimate the natural period of a building.||Integer||1, 2, or 3 (see technical manual)||No|
|Frag Eqn Type||Fragility equation type.||Double|
1 - Lognormal distribution, 2 - Normal Distribution
|Parameters||The number of fragility parameters (e.g. 6 if three curves with median and beta), 18 if a surface.||Integer||N/A|
Import Sample Fragility
You can download an example CSV file with fragility data here: Ergo_Fragility_Example.csv After downloading the sample building fragility file, follow the steps found in the Bridge Fragility example to ingest the data. The only difference will be when selecting the data type, select Building Fragilities. The rest of the steps are identical.