Earthquake Measures for California OCS Platforms

by Leslie Monahan, Minerals Management Service, Camarillo, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


The ability of a platform to withstand earthquakes is one of the primary design factors for platforms on the California outer continental shelf (OCS). This paper discusses (1) the special approval procedures an design factors incorporated into California OCS platforms, (2) actions by Minerals Management Service following the Loma Prieta earthquake of October, 1989, and, (3) results of recent analyses conducted on California's older OCS platforms.

Subject Headings: Earthquake resistant structures | Structural analysis | Seismic design | Load and resistance factor design | Offshore platforms | Seismic tests | Seismic waves | Structural response | California | United States

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