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Title
Proceedings from the U.S.-Japan Workshop on Liquefaction, Large Ground Deformation and Their Effects on Lifelines (2nd). Held in Grand Island, New York, on September 26-28, 1989 and Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, on September 29, 1989.
File
PB90209388.pdf
Author(s)
O'Rourke, T. D.; Hamada, M.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., December 1, 1989, 542 p.
Identifying Number(s)
NCEER-89-0032
Abstract
The US-Japan research program on liquefaction, large ground deformation, and their effects on lifeline facilities focuses on permanent ground deformations caused by earthquakes, with emphasis on liquefaction-induced soil movements and their effects on lifelines. The papers delivered at the workshop deal primarily with liquefaction and ground deformation. There are case studies and examples of analytical and physical modeling. Also covered are soil-structure interaction of pile foundations, waterfront facilities, and buried pipelines; plus the assessment of damage potential and earthquake countermeasures for lifelines both in the United States and Japan.
Keywords
Earthquake engineering; Meetings; Soil dynamics; Threat evaluation; Countermeasures; Life support systems; Cooperative research programs; Seismic resistant structures; Deformation; Liquefaction