Earthquake Measures for California OCS Platformsby Leslie Monahan, Minerals Management Service, Camarillo, United States,
Abstract: 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: Earthquakes | Seismic design | Load and resistance factor design | Structural analysis | Earthquake resistant structures | Offshore platforms | North America | California | United States
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