Tracking Seismic Hazards
Union Station in downtown Portland, Ore. is a historic landmark but also a seismic risk. Engineers were charged with making a priority list of hazards so that the owners could prioritize...

Evaluating Earthquake Hazards
Earthquake hazards vary considerably in different parts of the country. The effect of an earthquake on telecommunication systems is influenced by the magnitude of the earthquake, the proximity...

Magnitude-Distance Contours for Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis

Risk in Geotechnical Engineering for Embankment Dams

Use of Geophysics to Aid in Mapping Basalts Relevant to Ground Water Flow and a Landslide Hazard at Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Use of GIS for Seismic Hazard Mitigation Study

Earthquake Hazard Mapping for Lifeline Engineering Coquitlam, British Columbia

Seismic Hazard Evaluation for Design and/or Verification of a High Voltage System

Lifeline Earthquake Engineering
This proceedings contains papers presented at the Fourth U.S. Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering held in San Francisco, CA, August 10-12, 1995. The conference was organized...

Seismic Design Guide for Natural Gas Distributors
This monograph presents an overview of the sources and geographical distribution of earthquakes, identifies earthquake hazards, and gives the implications of these hazards to gas distribution...

Soil Improvement for Earthquake Hazard Mitigation
This proceedings, Soil Improvement for Earthquake Hazard Mitigation, contains the eight papers presented at two Geotechnical Engineering Division...

Procedures for Evaluating the Effects of Sedimentation on Flood Hazards in Urbanized Areas in the Southwestern U.S.
Urbanization of watersheds in the arid Southwestern U.S. creates problems for resource agencies and design engineers. Traditional analytical techniques that are generally applicable to...

Uncertainty and Time Preference in Shore Protection
From a review of economic, psychologic, and geographic literature, three points of criticism of the economic model of choice are 1) when faced with losses, individuals tend not to be averse...

Benefits of Hazard Mitigation Planning to Reduce Shoreline Impacts Due to Great Lakes Water Level Management Fluctuations and Severe Storms
Recent experience with flood hazard mitigation planning that encompassed aspects of pre-disaster preparedness and recovery operations have proven to be an effective tool in geographic...

Erosion Hazards and Coastal Construction Deficiencies Observed on Kauai After Hurricane Iniki

CenterCore Strengthening System for Seismic Hazard Reduction of Unreinforced Masonry Bearing Wall Buildings
The CenterCore technique of reinforcing unreinforced masonry walls was developed with the help of a National Science Foundation grant in 1984. The CenterCore strengthening system consists...

Recent Improvements in the LLNL PSHA Methodology
For the purpose of comparison, the LLNL PSHA methodology is defined as the 1989 version developed under contract for the NRC. Additional work on a series of subsequent projects for DOE...

Fundamental Issues in Seismic Safety in Midwestern U.S. Due to Hazard/Vulnerability Relation
Problems in establishing and mitigating seismic risk in urban areas when seismicity is not confidently based on instrumental records are discussed. Urban Southwestern Ohio is a specific...

A Prototype Expert System for Rapid Visual Screening of Seismically Hazardous Buildings in California
A rapid visual screening expert system, California Rapid Building Seismic Evaluation Expert, was developed to enable efficient and effective identification of seismically hazardous buildings...

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Staff Technical Position on Investigations to Identify Fault Displacement Hazards and Seismic Hazards at a Geologic Repository
This paper outlines the guidance provided to the U.S. Department of Energy by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff in its Staff Technical Position (STP) on appropriate investigations...

 

 

 

 

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