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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 37
INFORMATION PROCESSING IN CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING DESIGN
Edited by: B. Kumar
Paper VI.2

Utilisation of GIS and Network Analysis for Earthquake Damage Assessment of Transportation Systems

N. Basoz, S.A. King, A.S. Kiremidjian and K.H. Law

Civil Engineering Department, Stanford University, United States of America

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
N. Basoz, S.A. King, A.S. Kiremidjian, K.H. Law, "Utilisation of GIS and Network Analysis for Earthquake Damage Assessment of Transportation Systems", in B. Kumar, (Editor), "Information Processing in Civil and Structural Engineering Design", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 151-160, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.37.6.2
Abstract
The potential seismic risk to the infrastructure of a region and the consequences of failure have been recognized as important issues within the last few decades. Damages to transportation structures during an earthquake often result in severe disruptions to the transportation systems of the region, causing major delays and affecting emergency operations. This paper describes a computational methodology for evaluating the performance of a transportation system in an area affected by an earthquake, utilizing modern computational tools and network analysis methodology.

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