Seismic Risk Considerations for Transportation Systems

by Stuart D. Werner, Dames & Moore, San Francisco, United States,
Craig E. Taylor, Dames & Moore, San Francisco, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Recent Lifeline Seismic Risk Studies


During the recent Loma Prieta Earthquake, major damage to certain key transportation elements greatly affected operations of major transportation systems within the San Francisco Bay Area. This experience has underscored the need to utilize seismic risk analysis concepts to optimize the planning and implementation of seismic risk reduction measures for transportation systems. Accordingly, this paper summarizes how seismic risk analysis can be applied to transportation system networks, and discusses the potential benefits of such analysis applications.

Subject Headings: Seismic effects | Transportation studies | Seismic tests | Network analysis | Risk management | Damage (structural) | Earthquakes | Bays | San Francisco Bay Area | California | United States

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