Safety requirements for buildings under induced earthquakes due to gas extraction

R. D.J.M. Steenbergen, A. C.W.M. Vrouwenvelder

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Abstract

In the Dutch province of Groningen over the last year shallow earthquakes are induced due to large scale gas extraction from the gas field at 3 km depth. The induced earthquakes differ from the better known tectonic earthquakes all over the world, caused by movement of the earth at large depths. The structures affected by the earthquakes however have never been engineered to withstand earthquakes. Layout of the walls and standard structural details can lead to dangerous partial collapse like fall of walls, opening of cracks and even to total collapse. Based on a target level for the Individual Risk (IR), in this paper, a reliability based method is developed for the design of new structures and assessment of existing structures for the area affected by the Groningen gas field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages397-397
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event26th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2016 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Sep 201629 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference26th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period25/09/1629/09/16

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