Optimizing Post-Earthquake Lifeline System Reliability

by William M. Elliott, Portland Water Bureau, Portland, OR,
Peter McDonough, Questar Corp.,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0449-2 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0449-6 (ISBN-10), 1999, Soft Cover, Pg. xiv, 1026
22 cm
Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (TCLEE) Monograph 16
Conference information: 5th U.S. Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering | Seattle, Washington, United States | August 12-14, 1999

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This proceedings, Optimizing Post-Earthquake Lifeline System Reliability, contains over 100 papers presented at the 1999 National Conference of the 5th United States Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering (5 USCLEE). The conference was sponsored by the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was held in Seattle, Washington, August 12-14, 1999. The conference is a continuation of the Lifeline Series that have been held at three-to-four-year intervals. This proceedings covers a broad range of topics including: 1) transportation systems; 2) seismic hazards; 3) pipelines; 4) transportation projects; 5) seismic risk analysis; 6) water and wastewater; 7) case studies; 8) port issues; 9) social and economic issues; 10) electric power; 11) issues in implementation and investigation; and 12) multi-hazard risk assessment. These papers provide a focus on lifeline topics of critical interest to the problems of infrastructure performance as we begin the new millennium.

Subject Headings: Lifeline systems | System reliability | Earthquakes | Seismic effects | Transportation studies | Seismic tests | Risk management


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