In the last hundred years since the beginning of JNR, there have been about twenty earthquakes which have damaged the railway structures. There had been no definite rule on earthquake resistant design before the Kanto earthquake of 1923. In 1930, the design method based on the so-called static seismic intensity was adopted. Various measures of control of train operations both on the Shinkansen and other lines are also outlined.

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    Japan Railway Engineers' Association

    2-5-18 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Nozawa, D
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 20-21
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  • Accession Number: 00172936
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Japanese Railway Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM