ASCE-41366 - Lushan, Sichuan Province, China, Earthquake of 2013: Lifeline Performance (Video Presentation)


Edited by John M. Eidinger, P.E.; Alex K. Tang, P.E., P.Eng., C.Eng.; and Craig A. Davis, Ph.D., P.E. 

TCLEE Monographs TCLEE 40 - 2014 / 102 pp. / Soft cover Sponsored by the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE

On April 20, 2013, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in Lushan struck the southern portion of the Longmenshan mountain range southwest of Chengdu, Sichuan province, and caused damage to structures and lifelines. The worst affected areas included the cities of Lushan, Baoxing, Tianquan, Sheungshizhen, and Taipingzhen, with landslides and rockslides causing major road closures and hampering emergency response efforts.

This TCLEE Monograph discusses the following lifeline systems: electric power; water distribution; wastewater treatment; roads and bridges; telecommunications; emergency response methods; and essential and regular building stock. General seismology of the event and geotechnical features of the area are included.

This monograph will be of interest to civil engineers, emergency managers and planners, and government officials charged with improving the resilience of lifeline infrastructure systems during earthquakes, landslides, and rockslides.

Stock No. 41366 / ISBN: 9780784413661