Alquist-Priolo Fault Zones

| February 12, 2014

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The high-speed rail project in California is planned to cross Alquist-Priolo Fault Zones near
Grapevine area, including Garlock (White Wolf Fault), the San Andreas Fault, and the San
Gabriel Fault. Briefly research, review, and evaluate the general geological information, fault
maps, and earthquake history for the Grapevine to determine seismic hazards for the various
components of the high-speed rail project. Include at least three distinct earthquakes and their
seismological characteristics, e.g., magnitude, fault mechanism, slip rate, etc. in historical
review. Further, prepare a brief note on ground failures, if any, for each event, e.g., liquefaction,
landslide, lateral spread, settlement, etc. Summarize your findings on the risk probability and
impact. the paper will be graded a: Criteria Max Grade Comments
Technical Content 4×5
Organization 4
Sentence Structure 4
Grammar 4
References 4
Presentation 4
Style 4
Engineering Calculations 4×8
Plans and Drawings 4×4
Computer Applications 4×2
Total 100
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o Introduction: background information, description of the problem, methods and
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o Analysis, design, and detailing: loadings, hand calculations, analysis, optimization,
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analysis, discussions on the results, suggestions and recommendations on repeating or
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o Appendices: data sources, detailed calculations, computer outputs, and sketches
o Electronic Attachments: all spreadsheet, program, input, and output files, labeled and
organized properly, and submitted electronically.
Technical Content: Balanced presentation n of relevant information that shows a thoughtful in depth analysis of main topic
Organization arranged logically
Presentation High quality of format and presentation is demonstrated. Texts, drawings, and equations are prepared by
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