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Title
Proceedings of the U.S.-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Disaster Prevention for Lifeline Systems (7th). Held in Seattle, Washington on November 4-7, 1997.
File
PB99142986.pdf
Author(s)
Ballantyne, D.
Source
National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Public Works Research Inst., Tokyo (Japan)., November 1998, 538 p.
Abstract
The workship focused on the current research and implementation activities of both countries. Papers addressed case studies related to seismic vulnerability assessment and design and retrofit of various lifeline systems. Particular emphasis was given to studies that summarize the recent performance of lifeline systems in major U.S. and Japan earthquakes. The following lifeline systems were considered: water and sewage, electric power and communications, natural gas and oil, transportation, and ports and harbors. Six technical sessions were conducted with the following themes: seismic damage of lifeline systems, seismic behavior of lifeline facilities, socio-economic impacts of seismic damage to lifeline facilities, seismic damage estimation and prediction for lifeline facilities, research and development in earthquake disaster prevention technology after the Northridge and Hanshin earthquakes, lifeline facilities and urban earthquake disaster prevention.
Keywords
Mapping; Earthquake engineering; Pipeline transportation; Meetings; Northridge (California); Water pipes; Soils; Sewage treatment; Harbors; Water supply; Communications; Seismic effects; Electric power; Economics; Highways; Japan; Bridges; Washington State; United States