Seismic Design and Construction of Complex Civil Engineering Systems

by Michael A. Cassaro, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292,
James D. Cooper, (F.ASCE), Civ. Engr.; Fed. Highway Admin., 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-678-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-678-4 (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. 114

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Conference information: A Symposium | St. Louis, Missouri, United States | October 27, 1988

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This publication presents information about practices for planning, designing, and constructing civil engineering systems for mitigating earthquake effects. Concepts dealing with defining seismic hazards that have the potential to impact these systems are discussed. Design topics include procedures for evaluating damage mechanisms for systems, factors relating to optimal order for post-earthquake repairs, earthquake effects on structural components, and assessment of damage potential. Soil stability and the potential of liquefaction and landslide are also discussed. Other topics include seismological characteristics of the fault at New Madrid, modeling failure criteria and computing expected loss, and system safety considerations relating to the design of the Sylmar electric power converter station.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Systems engineering | Earthquake engineering | Seismic tests | Construction management | Earthquakes | Soil liquefaction | Computer models | Madrid | Spain | Europe


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