Recent Lifeline Seismic Risk Studies

by Anne S. Kiremidjian, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA 94305,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-783-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-783-7 (ISBN-10), 1990, Soft Cover, Pg. 68

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Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE) Monograph 1
Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention | San Francisco, California, United States | November 5, 1990

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This monograph is a collection of four papers presented at the 1990 Annual Civil Engineering Convention and Exposition in San Francisco, California. The papers summarize seismic loss and reliability analysis methods for complex spatially distributed lifeline systems. The emphasis in all the papers is on methods for direct loss estimation rather than on down time and other indirect losses. The methods include models for the spatial distribution of earthquake ground shaking, inventories, component fragilities, total system loss evaluation and propagation of uncertainties. Difficulties encountered in the evaluation and forecasting of earthquake losses appear to be due to lack of uniform inventories and damage data for key components in various lifeline systems. Water and transportation systems seismic risk analyses are included in two of the papers as examples of the methods. Three of the papers resulted from the Demonstration Project on Seismic Loss Estimation for Water Systems conducted by the TCLEE Seismic Risk and Water and Sewage Committees.

Subject Headings: Seismic effects | Spatial distribution | Lifeline systems | Seismic tests | Earthquakes | Inventories | System analysis | System reliability


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