Lifeline Seismic Risk Analysis—Case Studies

by Ronald T. Eguchi, (A.M.ASCE), Engr.; Engrg. Mechanics Assoc., Inc., 3820 Del Amo Blvd., Suite 318, Torrance, CA 90503,
C. B. Crouse, (M.ASCE), Sr. Engr.; Earth Tech, 3777 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90807,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-523-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-523-0 (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. 144

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Conference information: ASCE Convention | Seattle, Washington, United States | April 9, 1986

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


These papers employ design concepts and procedures in lifeline seismic risk analysis. Two of the papers describe the seismic hazards in the northwestern United States. A systems model for water supply following earthquakes is presented. The seismic resistance of an elevated water tank is studied. Earthquake risks to Utah water and gas systems are analyzed. Seismic risk assessment for an electric utility system and a seismic risk analysis of liquified natural gas storage tanks are reviewed. A case study is presented on the behavior of seaport facilities during the 1978 Miyagi-Ken-Oki, Japan, earthquake. A study of the effects of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake on underground water and sewer pipelines is also given.

Subject Headings: Seismic effects | Earthquakes | Case studies | Lifeline systems | Seismic tests | Risk management | Seismic design | Water tanks | United States | Utah | Japan | Asia | Mexico City | Mexico


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