Foundation Engineering Constraints in Karst Terrane
Cavity-prone carbonate rocks are found in many Appalachian valleys and represent a poorly recognized hazard. This paper reviews the nature of the problem of founding above these Cambro-Ordovician...

Seismic Instrumentation of Buildings in Italy
The paper describes the philosophy of the ENEA project of seismic instrumentation of buildings in Italy and the steps made to implement it. The philosophy is twofold: i) to define a general...

Coastal Hazards Along Shandong Peninsula

Retrofitting Existing Seismically Hazardous Buildings
This paper presents a brief overview of the types of problems encountered in retrofitting of existing seismically hazardous buildings. Included is a description of the various types of...

Dams and Earthquakes: A Shaky Relationship
The rarity of earthquake-related dam failure does not mean that it can't happen. A phased geologic assessment could prevent potential catastrophe by determining where and...

Seismic Counter-Measures for Buried Pipelines
This paper deals with the seismic counter-measures for mitigating hazards from earthquake damages to buried water and sewer pipelines. To achieve an overall program for the earthquake...

Recognizing Liquefaction Hazard
Technique for assessing liquefaction hazard are considered herein: Methods for compiling regional opportunity maps are reviewed and a crude national map is developed. Compilation of regional...

Use of Detailed Geologic Data in Regional Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analyses: An Example from the Wasatch Front, Utah

Evaluating Sinkhole Hazards in Mantled Karst Terrane
Sinkholes are the most serious geologic hazard in karst terrane because they can damage structures, drain ponds and lakes, and allow direct infiltration of groundwater contamination. The...

Impact of Current Regulations on Geotechnical Practice
Enactment of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which was intended to provide 'cradle to grave' management of hazardous waste, has caused a greater...

Site Characterization for Waste Disposal
Site selection is one of the key decisions in waste management. Site selection involves a conflict analysis which considers various engineering factors including geotechnical, as well...

Overview of Factors Involved in the Mexico Earthquakes
The Mexico earthquakes provided many opportunities for learning. New knowledge has been obtained and continuing research will provide additional knowledge. The earthquakes have also demonstrated...

Developing Findings of Fact for a Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness Plan for the City of Waldport/Alsea Bay Area, Lincoln County, Oregon
Marine erosion attributed to the effects of the 1983 El Nino resulted in the loss of the distal tip of Alsea Spit in 1985 enlarging Alsea Bay inlet by 300% and subjecting the City of Waldport...

Geologic Assessment of Seismotectonic Hazards
Design and modification of dams require evaluation of potential seismotectonic hazards based on consideration of the historic earthquake record and deterministic evaluation of geologic...

Health Risk Assessment and Geotechnical Perspective

Seismic Acceleration Maps for Oregon
To evaluate the seismic hazard for the Corps dams in the Portland District, operating basis earthquakes (OBE) and maximum credible earthquakes (MCE) were established for seismic zones...

Landslide Dams
Processes, Risk, and Mitigation
Landslide dams have proved to be both interesting natural phenomena and significant hazards in many areas of the world. A few of these blockages attain heights and volumes that rival or...

Seismic Restraint of Hazardous Process Piping
The lack of appropriate guidelines for the design and installation of hazardous process piping in industrial facilities has created a potentially dangerous situation. Process piping carrying...

Techniques for Rapid Assessment of Seismic Vulnerability
Under the impetus of a growing awareness of seismic hazards, there is an increasing effort being devoted to assessing the seismic vulnerability of existing buildings. For many professionals...

Seismic Risk Analysis of a Multi-Site Portfolio of Buildings
A discussion of a methodology that permits the assessment of the seismic risk associated with a group of buildings and incorporates relevant aspects of seismic hazard assessment including...

 

 

 

 

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