Retrofitting Lifeline Facilities: The Japanese Approach

by A. J. Schiff, Purdue Univ, Sch of Mechanical, Engineering, West Lafayette, IN, USA,
P. I. Yanev, Purdue Univ, Sch of Mechanical, Engineering, West Lafayette, IN, USA,
H. H. Givin, Purdue Univ, Sch of Mechanical, Engineering, West Lafayette, IN, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Lifeline Earthquake Engineering: Performance, Design and Construction

Abstract: A brief history of the prediction of a major earthquake in the Tokai Area of Japan is reviewed. Planning and mitigation incorporating all levels of government and the private sector is a key feature of the Japanese approach. Emphasis is placed on mitigation measures used to improve the earthquake response of lifeline facilities. The lifelines discussed include power, transportation, and gas pipeline systems.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Earthquakes | Load and resistance factor design | Rehabilitation | Lifeline systems | Gas pipelines | Electric power | Natural gas | Nuclear power | North America | Georgia | United States | Japan | Asia

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