MCEER-06-0016 | 12/12/2006 | 0 pages
Notes: A workshop summary is provided.
Keywords: Hazard mitigation. Multi-hazard mitigation strategies. Public structures. Urban areas. Urban infrastructure. Structural health monitoring (SHM). Seismic performance. Earthquake-resistant designs. Manmade disasters. Transportation networks. Disaster mitigation. Multiple hazard loads. Structural strength. Safety monitoring. Damage detection. Risk estimations. Evacuations. Critical care facilities.
Abstract: This CD-ROM contains papers, photos and movies from two US-China special workshops on multi-hazard mitigation strategies for large public buildings and other infrastructure. The first workshop on “Protection of Urban Infrastructure and Public Buildings against Earthquakes and Manmade Disasters” was held in 2003 and featured sixty papers. Discussion focused on the use of advanced technologies in critical public buildings and transportation networks to protect them from damage due to earthquakes and other hazards. A follow-up workshop was carried out in 2005, where participants presented state-of-the-art research related to multiple hazards resilient critical facilities. Topics of the fifteen papers given included structural health monitoring, design structural strength under multiple hazard loadings, indoor air quality and safety monitoring, structural damage detection and response control, multiple hazard risk analysis and evacuation systems.