Performance of Pipes during Earthquakes

Description:This paper will summarize the damage to water piping systems in the recent 5 earthquakes in Christchurch (2010- 2011), Chile (2011) and Japan (2011) and others. In seismic areas and for all critical water pipes, the U.S. and Canada need to re-evaluate the common practice of pipe replacements; in the absence of regulations, utilities and design engineers need to protect life and water system and specify a resilient, highly-ductile, continuous and self-restrained system as was successfully implemented and earthquake-tested in Christchurch. The earthquake data will be based on reports from the Water research Foundation, Cornell University and others. In addition, this data will be compared to previous work from ASCE, AWWA and others.

Authors: Camille George Rubeiz

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Tags:2015 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show,AC15,AC15 presentations

Citation:Stream 6: Building Resilience

Publication Date:May 29th, 2015 Upload Date:Jun 29th, 2015

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