Proceedings from the Sixth Japan-US Workshop on Earthquake Resistant Design of Lifeline Facilities and Countermeasures Against Soil Liquefaction
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This sixth Japan-U.S. Workshop provided a forum for new approaches to the earthquake resistant design and damage mitigation of lifelines, and advanced techniques for characterizing liquefaction, stabilizing hazardous sites and improving post-earthquake response and recovery. This proceedings volume contains 52 technical papers. Ten of these papers review lifeline performance during the Northridge and Hyogo-Ken Nanbu earthquakes, in particular that of buried pipelines pertaining to water supply systems. Another twelve papers deal specifically with the observed seismic performance of underground structures, quaywalls and foundations. Six papers concern observations of ground motion, displacement and strain during a number of recent Japanese earthquakes. Analytical and experimental studies of liquefaction mechanisms and prediction are the focus of a group of eleven papers. Ten papers concern a variety of techniques and approaches for the remediation and mitigation of liquefaction, as well as the earthquake resistant design and construction of lifelines. It is intended that research findings herein may be usefully applied in engineering decision-making and that the workshop will help to promote the transfer of technology from research to practice.