Speeding Across Spain
Spain is extending its high-speed rail system—the Alta Velocidad Española (AVE)—to include a line running from Madrid to Lleida, with stops in Guadalajara and Zaragoza. The line will extend...

Economic Impacts of an Earthquake in the New Madrid Seismic Zone: A Multiregional Analysis

The New Madrid Earthquake: Preparing Nurses

Seismic Isolation in Bridges
In the U.S., the use of seismic isolation in new bridge construction and retrofit projects has been growing as awareness of seismic risk has spread across the country since the 1971 San...

Seismic Rehabilitation of Sardis Dam
Extensive subsurface investigation of the embankment dam revealed the existence of a weak layer of silt and soft clay in the original topstratum clay underlaying the upstream shell of...

The Singularity of Spanish Railway High Speed
The Madrid-Seville line has been the main target in many action programmes pursuing the improvement of its insufficient capacity. In 1987, the Government proposed a high speed line (250...

F-K Spectra From a Haskell-Type Source in a Multiple-Layered Half-Space
Analytic expressions for the complex Fourier amplitudes of seismic ground motion at the free surface of a layered half-space are established. The seismic source is described using Haskell's...

Earthquake Hazard Investigative Procedures for Central United States Waterworks
The vulnerability assessment of Central United States waterworks for earthquake hazards is a developing engineering practice for civil engineers in Arkansas, Missouri and states close...

Seismic Mitigation of the Memphis Water System
Memphis, Tennessee is located in zone 2 of the 1988 Standard Building Code, close to the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The probability of having a seismic event of significant magnitude is...

Transportation Lifeline Losses in Large Eastern Earthquakes
In December 1991 Applied Technology Council (ATC) and its subcontractor, EQE Inc., completed a 2-year Federal Emergency Management Agency-sponsored study to assess the seismic vulnerability...

Seismic Hazard Along a Central U.S. Oil Pipeline
An integrated approach is used to evaluate seismic hazards at six sites where pipeline 22 crosses the major rivers in West Tennessee. On the basis of historical and instrumental data,...

Seismic Hazard Analysis for Crude Oil Pipelines in the New Madrid Seismic Zone
The seismic vulnerability of three crude oil pipelines in and around the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) is evaluated for a repetition of the 1811-12 New Madrid events. The seismic hazard...

An Assessment of Environmental Costs Associated with Crude Oil Pipeline Damage Caused by Earthquakes
This paper presents a methodology for assessing the risk of environmental contamination from oil pipeline leaks caused by earthquakes. Risk is measured both as volume of oil released and...

Lifeline Earthquake Engineering in the Central and Eastern U.S.
This proceedings, Lifeline Earthquake Engineering in the Central and Eastern U.S., is a collection of papers presented at the 1992 American...

Scenario for Improving the Seismic Resistance of Pipelines in the Central United States
A number of pipelines transporting crude oil and natural gas to the Midwest and Northeast pass within and adjacent to the New Madrid seismic zone in the central United States. A major...

Seismic Hazard Along a Crude Oil Pipeline in the Event of an 1811-1812 Type New Madrid Earthquake
This paper presents an assessment of the seismic hazard that exists along a major crude oil pipeline (pipeline 22). An 1811-1812 type New Madrid earthquake with moment magnitude 8.2 is...

Seismic Hazards for Memphis Water Delivery Systems
Estimation of seismic hazards is the first essential task in performing the seismic risk assessment of a municipal water delivery system. This paper presents the evaluation of seismic...

Seismic Vulnerability of Memphis Water System Components
The vulnerability of selected components of the Memphis Water System is evaluated herein for a 7.5 moment magnitude earthquake within the southern portion of the New Madrid Seismic Zone....

Lifeline Seismic Risk Analysis Impacts of a Catastrophic Earthquake on U.S. National Lifeline Systems
Electric power, water, gas, and oil pipelines, highways, railroads and several other lifelines of critical importance at the U.S. national level have been inventoried and analyzed, to...

Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Bridges on Earthquake Priority Routes in Western Kentucky
This paper discusses the current conditions of 203 bridges on the priority routes in Western Kentucky and their vulnerabilities to earthquakes. A span-loss type of bridge collapse due...

 

 

 

 

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