Seismic Design Criteria for Lifelines
Final technical rept. Oct 95-Mar 97
NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER PORT HUENEME CA
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The Navy has numerous bases located in seismically active regions throughout the world. Safe and effective structural design of waterfront facilities requires calculating the expected site specific ground motion and determining the response of these complex structures to the induced loading. The Navys problem is further complicated by the presence of soft saturated marginal soils which can significantly amplify the levels of seismic shaking and liquefy as evidenced by recent earthquake damage. Lifelines are those key public works and utility systems which support the operation of a Navy base. They include electric power, gas and liquid fuels, telecommunications, transportation, port facilities, and water supply and sewers. Safe effective seismic design consists of three components - establishment of performance goals, specification of the earthquake loading, and given that loading, definition of the expected acceptable structural response limits. This document gives criteria for the seismic design of lifelines and contains supporting technical commentary.
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