Quake Resistant Transport

by Geoffrey R. Martin, Vice Pres., Engrg.; Earth Tech. Corp., 3777 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90807,
Ignatius Lam, Principal Engineer; Earth Tech. Corp., 3777 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90807,
C. B. Crouse, Principal Engineer; Earth Tech. Corp., 3777 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90807,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1987, Vol. 57, Issue 5, Pg. 60-62


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: An approach which begins by assessing the vulnerability of a transportation system's key components can help transportation engineers plan for and limit earthquake damage. Once vulnerable components have been identified, engineers can perform site-specific studies to set retrofit priorities for specific earthquake scenarios. The seismic and geotechnical studies used for assessing hazards are generic and can also be applied to other lifeline systems or screening studies used for site selection.

Subject Headings: Damage | Earthquakes | Transportation engineering | Transportation management | Seismic effects | Subsurface investigations

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