EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT DESIGN OF RAILWAYS

Since 1973 research has been going ahead on the JNR into steps to protect against earth tremors on the Shinkansen. There are four sub-committees for soil mechanics, design, running safety and earthquake prediction. A guide was finalized in 1979 with the design of rail structures to resist earthquakes and the corresponding standards should be set in the next few years. The article deals with the basic concept and the work proposed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Japan Railway Civil Engineering Association

    Kyodo Building, 18-7 Hagashi-Uyeno 2 Chome, Daito-Ku
    Tokyo-110,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Katsuhiro, O
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 3-16
  • Serial:
    • Permanent Way
    • Volume: 22
    • Issue Number: 86
    • Publisher: Japan Railway Civil Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325927
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM