Seismic performance assessment of interdependent utility network systems

H. C. Ünen, Amr S. Elnashai, M. Sahin

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Abstract

This study is an effort to more reliably and accurately assess the seismic response of utility network systems during a major seismic event. Major events such as the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake and 1994 Northridge Earthquake showed the vulnerability of these systems by causing major damage to water and electricity networks. In order to assess the system performance more accurately, lifelines are topologically modeled as a system of interacting networks. The assessment tools are implemented in MAEviz - a GIS based loss assessment software developed by the Mid-America Earthquake Center (MAE Center) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). A demonstration of the assessment tool was made by analyzing power and water networks in Zeytinburnu, Istanbul.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTCLEE 2009
Subtitle of host publicationLifeline Earthquake Engineering in a Multihazard Environment
Number of pages1
Volume357
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 24 2009
Event2009 ASCE Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Conference, TCLEE 2009: Lifeline Earthquake Engineering in a Multihazard Environment - Oakland, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 28 2009Jul 1 2009

Other

Other2009 ASCE Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Conference, TCLEE 2009: Lifeline Earthquake Engineering in a Multihazard Environment
CountryUnited States
CityOakland, CA
Period6/28/097/1/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Ünen, H. C., Elnashai, A. S., & Sahin, M. (2009). Seismic performance assessment of interdependent utility network systems. In TCLEE 2009: Lifeline Earthquake Engineering in a Multihazard Environment (Vol. 357) https://doi.org/10.1061/41050(357)63