Estimation of seismic motion and damage to structures for new bullet trains

  • Yutaka Nakamura Japanese National Railways, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hidehiko Abe Japanese National Railways, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract

It is necessary to investigate the earthquake-resistance of existing railway structures against a supposed earthquake in order to implement earthquake-resistant reinforcement. This paper describes the method, of predicting the degree of damage that may be caused by a supposed earthquake based on estimation of the surface earthquake motion. The paper will be of help for selection of the structures that require reinforcement and for determination of the extent of such reinforcement works.

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Published
1984-06-30
How to Cite
Nakamura, Y., & Abe, H. (1984). Estimation of seismic motion and damage to structures for new bullet trains. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 17(2), 121-134. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.17.2.121-134
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