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Proceedings of the Fifth U.S.-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Resistant Design of Lifeline Facilities & Countermeasures Against Soil Liquefaction

Edited by T.D. O'Rourke and M.Hamada

NCEER-94-0026 | 11/7/1994 | 782 pages

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TOC: The table of contents is provided.

Keywords: Liquefaction, Lifelines, Buried Pipelines, Underground Structures, Tunnels, Seismic Performance, Case Studies, Dynamic Response Analysis, Experimental Tests, Ground Deformation, Failure Mechanisms, Hokkaido Nansei-Oki, Japan Earthquake, July 12, 1993, Kushiro-Oki, Japan Earthquake, January 15, 1993, Liquefaction Mitigation Techniques, and Northridge, California Earthquake, January 17, 1994.

Abstract: This proceedings volume presents forty-seven technical papers and four working group summaries. Nine of the papers are case studies of liquefaction and related phenomena observed during recent earthquakes in Japan and the U.S. Thirteen papers present analytical or experimental research into the physical mechanisms of soil liquefaction. Six papers study the dynamic response of underground structures to liquefied ground. Case studies of techniques for the mitigation of liquefaction-induced damage are presented in seven papers. The final group of twelve papers presents a variety of studies which deal with the performance of lifelines (especially buried pipelines), subjected to ground liquefaction. This last group of papers includes observations made during recent earthquakes; analytical and experimental studies; and socioeconomic studies of the secondary losses and social disruption caused by failed lifelines.