Seismic Risk Considerations for Transportation Systems

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by Stuart D. Werner, Dames & Moore, San Francisco, United States,
Craig E. Taylor, Dames & Moore, San Francisco, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Recent Lifeline Seismic Risk Studies:

Abstract: During the recent Loma Prieta Earthquake, major damage to certain key transportation elements greatly affected operations of major transportation systems within the San Francisco Bay Area. This experience has underscored the need to utilize seismic risk analysis concepts to optimize the planning and implementation of seismic risk reduction measures for transportation systems. Accordingly, this paper summarizes how seismic risk analysis can be applied to transportation system networks, and discusses the potential benefits of such analysis applications.

Subject Headings: Seismic effects | Seismic tests | Risk management | Transportation studies | Network analysis | Bays | Earthquakes | Damage (structural) | North America | California | San Francisco Bay Area | United States

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