American Society of Civil Engineers


Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (1991)



(Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE) Monograph No. 4)

by Michael A. Cassaro, (editor), M.ASCE, (Prof., Dept. of Civil Engrg., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY)
New York, NY: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-87262-821-2 / 0-87262-821-3, 1991, 1204 pp.     (Barcode: RMI MK31541)

Conference information: Third U.S. Conference; August 22-23, 1991, Los Angeles, California, United States

ASCE sponsor: Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: This proceedings, Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, contains papers presented at the Third U.S. Conference in Lifeline Earthquake Engineering held in Los Angeles, August 22-23, 1991. Besides reporting on the global state-of-the-art practices with lifelines that have been subjected to earthquakes, it presents an engineering analysis of various lifeline systems such as water/sewer, electric power, communication, gas and liquid fuel, and transportation lifelines. Specific topics included in these analyses are: 1) Seismic hazard analysis, 2) dynamic analysis of structures, 3) damage assessment, 4) risk and reliability, 5) loss analysis, 6) emergency response, and 7) mitigation planning. An overview of lifeline earthquake engineering practices in the United States, New Zealand, and Japan are also presented. In addition, the results of a study of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake’s effects on lifelines are discussed in depth in order to increase the understanding of the causes and effects of damage to lifelines.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Assessment
Damage
Earthquake engineering
Earthquakes
Infrastructure
Lifeline systems
Risk management
Seismic effects
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