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Proceedings of the Eighth U.S.-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Resistant Design of Lifeline Facilities and Countermeasures Against Liquefaction

Edited by Masanori Hamada, Thomas D. O'Rourke and Jean-Pierre Bardet

MCEER-03-0003 | 6/30/2003 | 680 pages

About the Report:

TOC: The table of contents is provided.

Notes: A workshop summary is provided.

Keywords: Critical lifeline systems. World Trade Center. Pipelines. Permanent ground deformation. Gas pipelines. Buried pipelines. Liquefaction. Trenchless technology. Liquefaction hazard mapping. Fault ruptures. Lifeline systems. Seismic performance. Subways. Earth dams. Pile behavior. Ground motion characteristics

Abstract: This volume contains the 53 papers presented at the most recent workshop of this US-Japan series addressing earthquake damage to lifelines and advanced technologies for characterizing liquefaction, mitigating risk to hazardous sites, and improving post-earthquake response and recovery. The papers are grouped into the following categories: response and design of pipelines subject to permanent ground deformation; design, mitigation, and rehabilitation of lifeline systems; advancing the state-of-the-art of liquefaction hazard mapping; fault ruptures, ground movement and their effects on structures; evaluation of seismic performance of lifeline systems; liquefaction potential and characteristics of soils by field and laboratory experiments; behavior of piles in liquefied and laterally spreading ground; ground motion characteristics and liquefaction. The appendices contain reports created in working group sessions, the workshop agenda, and a list of the workshop attendees.