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Post-Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080428253, 9780080539300

Post-Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction

1st Edition

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Authors: F.Y. Cheng Y.Y. Wang
eBook ISBN: 9780080539300
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 14th October 1996
Page Count: 483
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Damage assessment, rehabilitation, decision-making, social consequences, repair and reconstruction; these are all critical factors for considerations following natural disasters such as earthquakes. In order to address these issues, the United States of America and the Peoples Republic of China regularly organize bilateral symposia/workshops to investigate multiple hazard mitigation, particularly with respect to earthquake engineering. This book contains state-of-the-art reports presented by world-renowned researchers at the US/PRC Sympsosium Workshop on Post-Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction held in Kunming, Yunnan, China, May 1995. The following key areas are addressed: damage assessment of structures after earthquakes; lessons of post-earthquake recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction, including public policy, land use options, urban planning, and design; issues in and examples of decision-making, and implementation of rehabilitation and reconstruction plans and policies; repair, strengthening, retrofit and control of structures and lifeline systems, post-earthquake socio-economic problems covering issues of relief and recovery; human and organizational behavior during emergency response, and strategies for improvement; real-time monitoring of earthquake response and damage.


For researchers, engineers and government agencies involved in seismology, flood mitigation, geological engineering, structural engineering and engineering and hazard managment.

Table of Contents

Preface. Briefing on rehabilitation in earthquake disaster areas of China (Liu Zhigang). Assessment of a bridge collapse and its design parameters for Northridge earthquake (Franklin Y. Cheng, K.Y. Lou). Achievements and experience of homeland rehabilitation after earthquake in Lancang and Gengma (Zhao Tingguang). Lessons learned from recent earthquakes and their impact on NCEER research and implementation efforts (G.C. Lee, A.S. Dargush). Organization and management of reconstruction work in Lancang-Gengma earthquake-stricken areas (Gou Fangming). Anticipated business disruption effects due to the earthquake-induced lifeline interruptions (J.M. Nigg). Decision-making for recovery and reconstruction following a strong earthquake (Ye Yaoxian). Basis for cost-effective decisions on upgrading existing structures for earthquake protection (A.H-S. Ang, D. De Leon). Applications of artificial intelligence in GIS to urban planning for earthquake disaster mitigation (Y.Y. Wang, L. Wang). Earthquake damage estimation and rehabilitation prioritization of buried lifelines (L.R.L. Wang). Event system simulation of post-earthquake fire (Li Jie, Song Jianxue). Damage estimation of structures incorporating structural identification (Chung-Bang Yun et al.). Risk management for urban planning against strong earthquakes (Teizo Fujiwara et al.). Evaluation of losses from earthquake damage to equipment in petrochemical enterprises (Liu Wenyan et al.). Restoration and reconstruction of Batang earthquake-stricken areas (Lai Xianxiang). Da-Yang earthquake and post-quake relief work and reconstruction in Yang-Yuan County (Hu Shu-Sen, Jiao En-de). The integration of housing recovery into reconstruction planning (P.A. Bolton). Inquiry into reconstruction of changed place in Wuqia County Town (Zhang Mianzheng, Zeng Linxiang). Discussion of a systematic engineering study for planning and rebuilding after an earthquake disaster in Daqing oil field (Zhang Wanchang, Sun Jiangang). 1995 January 17 devastating Hanshin-Awaji earthquake (Makoto Watabe). Experience and lessons of post-earthquake reconstruction in Luhuo County (Wang Yingfu). Measures to resume and rebuild Tangshan (Hou Minzhong). An account of restoring operation after Tangshan Earthquake (Zhao Zhilin). Exploration of restoration and reconstruction in an earthquake-stricken area (Liu Baocai). Characteristics and methods of recovery and reconstruction in earthquake-stricken area including reconstruction of Keping County (Wu Guangyu, Zhang Mianzhen). Managing a seismic vulnerability database (F. Casciati, L. Faravelli). The criteria for assessment of seismically damaged degree of buildings in Japan (Makoto Watabe, Koji Yamanobe). A study of rapid repair in seismic area (Zhu Bolong, Lu Zhoudao). Structural assessment by load test proving for in-situ structural crack repair project using vacuum technology (D.C.T. Yeh, J.J. Gallo). Bridges and seismic retrofit in California (Li-Hong Sheng). Introduction to technological research using thin reinforcing steel prestressed concrete in anti-seismic reinforcement (Wang Haigang et al.). Appraisal and reconstruction-strengthening design of reinforced concrete frame structure after an earthquake (Men Kai et al.). Mega-sub control system for reducing seismic response of tall buildings (Akira Mita, Miko Kaneko). Strengthening of old masonry houses for seismic loads (M. Tomaževič). Anti-seismic and disaster control policy for reconstruction of Gengma (Shen Bin). Earthquake loss assessment of Xiamen and earthquake insurance (Shen Nanning, Deng Xiaoyun). Hybrid control of buildings with hysteretic cladding connection elements (B.J. Goodno et al.). Active structural control of seismic effects: limitations and potential (M.P. Singh et al.). Retrofit for existing buildings with seismic control of structures (Fu-Lin Zhou). Discussion on reonstruction and restoration of petroleum enterprises in eathquake disaster area (Wang Fengqin). Repair and its effect on earthquake damaged pier in harbour (Deng Chongjian). Catastrophic earthquakes and the prospect of indirect loss (H. Cochrane). Post-earthquake rehabilitation of damaged RC frames (J.O. Jirsa). Earthquake damage observations shape future building codes (M.T. Phipps). Some aspects of earthquake resistant design in Canada and China (Jiajun Liu). An adaptive control of spatial-temporal discretization error in finite element analysis of dynamic problems (Chang-Koon et al.). Improvement of eathquake-tsunami warning systems and humanware management (Yoshiaki Kawata). Sign of destruction of a great earthquake and human sensitivity to an earthquake: on initial dispacement of tectonic earthquakes (Zhang Shuanglai et al.). Index of Contributors. Keyword Index.


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About the Authors

F.Y. Cheng

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO, USA

Y.Y. Wang

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Earthquake Engineering, China Academy of Building Research , Beijing, China

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