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Many railway, road and metro-line tunnels are presently being built in seismic prone countries. The tunnels are often located under densely populated areas and require very high standards of safety. On the other hand, there is an increasing awareness of the sensitivity of these structures to seismic actions: even moderate deformation of the tracks may cause train derailing. Moreover, the damage to the tunnel structure is difficult to assess, and a damaged tunnel may not withstand consecutive aftershocks.

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Authors: BAIRAKTARIS D, Bairaktaris and Associates Ltd (GR);FRONDISTOU-YANNAS S, SEPTE Ltd, Athens (GR);KALLES D, Computer Technology Institute, Patras (GR);STATHAKI A, Computer Technology Institute, Patras (GR);KALLIDROMITIS V, TECNIC Spa, Rome (IT);KOTROTSIOS G, M3D, Gaillard (FR);NEGRO P, ISIS, Structural Mechanics Unit, Ispra (IT);COLOMBO A, ISIS, Structural Mechanics Unit, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Workshop on ' Reducing Earthquake Risks to Structures and Monuments in the European Union', Ispra (IT), November 26-27th, 1998
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, 1-21020 Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199910352 / Last updated on: 1999-03-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en