Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

Since Iran is one of the seismically active regions, and many lessons are embedded in the observations of surface ruptures of Iran earthquakes, the use of case histories as a basis for the development of both insights and engineering judgment is considered. In this paper, the importance of earthquake fault rupture hazards are presented, and illustrative examples are used to demonstrate how the hazards associated with surface fault rupture and lessons achieved from field studies are presented for implementing effective engineering designs to mitigate surface fault rupture hazards.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Lessons to be Learned from Surface Fault Ruptures in Iran Earthquakes

Arlington, Virginia

Since Iran is one of the seismically active regions, and many lessons are embedded in the observations of surface ruptures of Iran earthquakes, the use of case histories as a basis for the development of both insights and engineering judgment is considered. In this paper, the importance of earthquake fault rupture hazards are presented, and illustrative examples are used to demonstrate how the hazards associated with surface fault rupture and lessons achieved from field studies are presented for implementing effective engineering designs to mitigate surface fault rupture hazards.