Seismic analysis and design of RC lifelines

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This paper describes the general approach for analyzing a soil-reinforced concrete lifeline system subjected to seismic loading, and the development and importance of transfer functions and design spectra. The results from the parametric studies indicate that the maximum responses are most affected by the frequency of seismic excitation. The less intensified but with longer duration earthquake motion will generally produce highest responses. Some meaningful design spectra and ductility factors are also included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc 3 US Conf Lifeline Earthquake
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0872628213
StatePublished - 1991
EventProceedings of the 3rd US Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Aug 22 1991Aug 23 1991


OtherProceedings of the 3rd US Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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