Lifeline Earthquake Engineering: Performance, Design and Construction

by James D. Cooper, (M.ASCE), Federal Hwy. Admin., 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Va. 22101,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-414-6 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-414-5 (ISBN-10), 1984, Soft Cover, Pg. 259

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Conference information: A Symposium of ASCE Convention | San Francisco, California, United States | October 4-5, 1984

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Lifeline Earthquake Engineering: Performance, Design and Construction is a follow-up publication to the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering publication Advisory Notes on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering. Decision analysis techniques for implementing seismic design criteria for lifeline structures are presented. Step-by-step procedures for the seismic design of highway and mass transit bridges, tunnels, airport control towers and port and harbor structures are presented. Techniques for the seismic design and performance of water and sewer lifelines, large tanks, and power and communications systems are discussed. Retrofit concepts for lifelines and strong-motion instrumentation for transportation structures are reviewed. This publication should be of particular interest to those designers of lifeline systems where any potential for earthquake damage to structures exists. Cost effective designs are demonstrated which, if implemented in less seismically active regions, can greatly improve emergency response following an event.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Lifeline systems | Earthquakes | Seismic tests | Earthquake engineering | Publications | Public transportation


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