@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/12179,
	  title     = {Developing Damage Assessment Model for Bridge Surroundings: A Study of Disaster by Typhoon Morakot in Taiwan},
	  author    = {Jieh-Haur Chen and  Pei-Fen Huang},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {This paper presents an integrated model that
automatically measures the change of rivers, damage area of bridge
surroundings, and change of vegetation. The proposed model is on the
basis of a neurofuzzy mechanism enhanced by SOM optimization
algorithm, and also includes three functions to deal with river imagery.
High resolution imagery from FORMOSAT-2 satellite taken before
and after the invasion period is adopted. By randomly selecting a
bridge out of 129 destroyed bridges, the recognition results show that
the average width has increased 66%. The ruined segment of the
bridge is located exactly at the most scour region. The vegetation
coverage has also reduced to nearly 90% of the original. The results
yielded from the proposed model demonstrate a pinpoint accuracy rate
at 99.94%. This study brings up a successful tool not only for
large-scale damage assessment but for precise measurement to
	    journal   = {International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering},
	  volume    = {6},
	  number    = {2},
	  year      = {2012},
	  pages     = {114 - 119},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/12179},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/62},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 62, 2012},