Seismic Practices for the Air Transportation System: Evolution and Needsby Anshel J. Schiff, Stanford Univ, Stanford, United States,
Abstract: The seismic performance of air transportation systems is reviewed. The evolution of seismic design criteria and practices for major air transportation system elements is discussed. The elements considered include the air route traffic control system, airport control towers, runways, and airport facilities. Suggestions are made for improving seismic performance of air transportation systems.
Subject Headings: Control systems | Airport and airfield pavements | Seismic tests | Seismic design | Air traffic control | Load and resistance factor design | Drag (fluid dynamics)
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