Enhancement of the basic seismic assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory facilities and buildings

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This paper presents the results of a comparison of values obtained for the seismic security of 479 buildings and facilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory following the methodology adapted from Dr. Otto Frit`s original System, and the requirements contained both in FEMA-154 ``Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Hazards: A Handbook`` and FEMA-187 ``NEHRP Handbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings.`` These comparisons were made from five buildings chosen randomly illustrating a wide variety of construction types and building configurations. Each building is divided into sectors, defined as portions of it that are attached additions to the original ... continued below

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Fritz-de la Orta, G.O. October 1, 1995.

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This paper presents the results of a comparison of values obtained for the seismic security of 479 buildings and facilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory following the methodology adapted from Dr. Otto Frit`s original System, and the requirements contained both in FEMA-154 ``Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Hazards: A Handbook`` and FEMA-187 ``NEHRP Handbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings.`` These comparisons were made from five buildings chosen randomly illustrating a wide variety of construction types and building configurations. Each building is divided into sectors, defined as portions of it that are attached additions to the original building, or portions separated by an expansion joint between the structural systems. The five buildings studied contain a total of sixteen sectors. The paper is divided into the following sections: Introduction; Basic Concepts of the LANL Methodology; Basic Concepts of FEMA-178; Highlights of the Comparison; Comments on the Results; and Final Words.

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  • 5. Department of Energy (DOE) natural phenomena hazards mitigation symposium, Denver, CO (United States), 13-17 Nov 1995

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  • Other: DE96001394
  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-3225
  • Report No.: CONF-9511128--5
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 119867
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc624952

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Fritz-de la Orta, G.O. Enhancement of the basic seismic assessment of the Los Alamos National Laboratory facilities and buildings, article, October 1, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc624952/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.