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The effect of the earthquake on the water distribution network

Y Parish

Abstract


When a large earthquake occurs in urban or rural area it natural damages the water foundations too. Network of water distribution are the Lifeline of civil society and their damage suffered significant economic losses in one hand, and on the other hand can result widespread damage, since the pipelines are widely spread, and in some areas they pass necessarily from areas with fault lines. Thus studying the pipelines in earthquake-prone areas is of utmost importance. In this paper, the effect of the earthquake on the water distribution network has been discussed.

Keywords: Water Foundations, Earthquake, Vibrations, Connections, Pipes




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jfas.v8i3s.242
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