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LA Tests Pipes that Stand Up To Quakes

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

LA Tests Pipes that Stand Up To Quakes

Engineer Craig Davis oversees a test of Japanese-made earthquake-resistant water pipes in Los Angeles. 

Standards for Disaster Resilience for Buildings and Physical  Infrastructure Systems

Standards for Disaster Resilience for Buildings and Physical Infrastructure Systems prepared by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  

Engineers Put Five-Story Building on Seismic Shake Table to Test  for Earthquake and Fire

What happens when you put a fully equipped five-story building, that includes an intensive care unit, a surgery suite, piping and air conditioning, fire barriers and even a working elevator, through a series of high-intensity earthquakes? Structural engineers at the University of California, San Diego, found out during a two-week series of tests conducted on the world's largest outdoor shake table at the Englekirk Structural Engineering Center.  Full Story

Earthquake Resilience Planning: Will Oregon Learn Lesson From Japan's 2011 Disaster?

"Leading earth scientists now recognize some 41 great earthquakes along Oregon's coast -- 22 of them as big as Japan's 2011 quake -- during the past 10,000 years. That record resolves to an average interval of 240 years between quakes along the Cascadia fault, the tectonic boundary that has remained quiet for 312 years."