Camille George Rubeiz
Papers # 2010 Vancouver
This paper summarizes the performance of water and gas piping systems during six earthquakes in the US, Japan, Thailand and Columbia. Also, the paper will present data from the UK and Sweden about the performance of pipes in non-earthquake environments. The paper will assist design engineers and owners in selecting pipe materials based on the past performance of the materials and based on the recommendations from the American Water Works Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers.