A Rapid Post-Earthquake Damage Detection Method for Underground Lifelines

by R. T. Eguchi, Dames & Moore, Los Angeles, United States,
J. D. Chrostowski, Dames & Moore, Los Angeles, United States,
C. W. Tillman, Dames & Moore, Los Angeles, United States,
A. G. Ayala, Dames & Moore, Los Angeles, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Lifeline Earthquake Engineering

Abstract: The present paper discusses a methodology for rapid, post-earthquake damage detection for underground lifeline systems. The methodology integrates model verification and system vulnerability methods for lifelines. This methodology is demonstrated on the Federal District water system in Mexico City using data from the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. The results presented in this paper represent findings from an ongoing research project being performed for the National Science Foundation.

Subject Headings: Lifeline systems | Earthquakes | Detection methods | Water supply systems | Developing countries | Urban areas | Water pipelines | Verification | Mexico City | North America | Mexico

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