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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:58 pm    Post subject: Tsunami > Earthquake > Design of Earthquake Resistant Reply with quote

SEFI offers you a whole new dimension for approaching issues of concern. Whenever you need quality inputs, the combined resource of SEFI members would be a useful sounding board - SEFI

''On this solemn occasion, we at NICEE resolve to work even harder than
ever before towards dissemination of earthquake engineering information,
and I hope I can say the same on behalf of about 1000 persons community
of SEFI'' - Prof.S.K Jain > E-mail address to all Sefians

In GOD we trust - Pardon us - Help us Lord - You are the Omnipotent


Dear Prof.S.K Jain, > IIT,Kanpur,India/Asia

Hope you are well by the Grace of Almighty

Yes,you are absolutely right in your assessment and I have every support for your any initiative in this matter.

I,therefore,take this opportunity  to draw your attention to the following two e-mails sent to SEFI long ago and requesting for appropriate necesary action and hope you will also inform SEFI about the progress made from time to time :

general@sefindia.orgRE: [Econf] Movie ' EARTHQUAKE ' DVD / Public Awareness & Marketing of Seismic D... Sun 11/2813k


general@sefindia.orgQuake in Japan / Our Fate > A Matter of National Importanc... Thu 10/287k
With regards.

Engr.Sikandar Hayat Siddiqi
Project & Seismic Design Management Engineer
&
Project Co-ordinator,Earthquake Anti-disaster Defence Management System Initiative(EADMSI)
&
Director, EADMSI Data Processing Center
Dhaka - Bangladesh/Asia
Radio Link International E-mail

1) Text of e-mail Sun 11/28


"Speak out on an issue you feel strongly about, be it technical, ethical or professional. Raise issues that you believe need to be discussed" - SEFI

In GOD we trust - Help us Lord - You are the Omnipotent

Dear Prof.S.K.Jain,Engr.Pankaj Gupta & Dear Engr.Vivek > Mumbai & Kanpur,India        

IMPORTANT                                     SEISMIC PUBLIC AWARENESS PROGRAM

Yes, Engr.Vivek you are very much right,therefore,I am taking up the matter with SEFI -NICEE - NPEE Central Administrative High Command for necessary JOINT action at the earliest possible time. I REQUEST other Sefians to VOICE THEIR CONCERN. The zones III , IV and V (Seismic Map of India) are under threat of major earthquake/s at any time as it is already over due so far as the return period is concerned along Himalayan Sub-duction Line locked at several points, in the east Indo - China frontier, Dauki Fault Line System near Indo - Bangladesh border region and Tripurra Fault Line System. Because of SEISMIC GAP in the entire region the LOCKED POSITION in a single event may trigger an earthquake of magnitude any where between 7 to 8.5 on the Richter Scale
which may cause catastrophic disaster as all these earthquakes may originate from shallow depth as the average depth of the tectonic plate is 35,000 feet downwards from the mean sea level.
I am in doubt about zone IV ( which may have to be treated as V after studying some recent earthquakes in Morocco, Algeria, Parkfield Earthquake, Mongolia-Siberia Earthquake,Quake in Japan, Romania Earthquake etc. so far as the instrumental intensity, peak ground acceleration, peak ground velocity and spectral analysis are concerned ).

Many seismic structural engineers and seismic architects do not  
have ANY EXPERIENCE of a major earthquake though they are dedicated, these MOVIES will HELP and so every one should try to procure the following movies - in all SEVEN movies - which will also be very much effective to CONVINCE a potential client about a devastating earthquake and GO for seismic design of structutre.

Regular public show of movie/s like this/these will surely create PUBLIC awareness which will help to explain the devastating nature & importance of EARTHQUAKE to the common man.On the other hand this will also be a part of easy MARKETING PROGRAM for SEISMIC DESIGN of STRUCTURE once the MOBILE VAN SCREENING PROGRAM is initiated in different areas of different cities & towns at evening at least once in a month thana wise in CYCLE particularly in zones III, IV & V through Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

One thing is to be NOTED here is that consulting service is ABSOLUTELY a client ORIENTED profession, therefore, ALL OUR EFFORTS - seminars,conferences,high level discussions etc. - are of NO USE unless there is an AUTO demand for SEISMIC DESIGN OF STRUCTURE from the PUBLIC in general, otherwise dedicated seismic structural engineers will have to face problems for implementation of seismic design principles.

Regarding FUND for such an IMMENSELY important PROJECT within SEFI - NICEE - NPEE different State Governments, Central Government, World Bank, UNDP, IDB, EU, The Kuwait Fund, ADB, Government of Japan etc.may be approached with a CONSTRUCTIVE PROPOSAL through APPROPRIATE CHANNEL which may be treated as a PART of pre-earthquake RELIEF operation.
As a TEST PROGRAM this may be taken up FIRST with  the Government of Delhi under SEFI - GoD initiative, other State Governments, Central Government of India and then with your Scientist President  and also with the Prime Minister of your country, both are equally dedicated and highly intelligent - from a modest start to the height of glory and fame at present. For this SPECIFIC PURPOSE I request to set up 'High Powered SEFI - NICEE - NPEE Permanent Delegation to the Government' whose prime TASK & PURPOSE will be DISCUSSION & SUB-SEQUENT IMPLEMENTATION of earthquake related matters with government support & fund and also fund from foreign donor countries. AS AT THE MOMENT IT IS A MATEER OF LIFE & PROPERTY SAFETY; any MAJOR EARTHQUAKE will AFFECT YOUR COMMUNITY and NATION AS A WHOLE. Prevention is better than cure.
Therefore, I find it REASONABLE in every magnitude & intensity to GO for a CRASH PROGRAM by IIT at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras , Roorkee and Indian Institute of  Science (Bangalore)  if you think that the country as whole will be earthquake resistant in order to save PEOPLE & PROPERTY - this is a GIANT reasonable & responsible TASK indeed. We experts should now be AGGRESSIVE in action as TIME IS SIMPLY RUNNING OUT.

In fact what caused national failure with regard to routine design of earthquake resistant building (ERB) in spite of past 12(twelve) major devastating earthquakes plunging the nation as a whole into total high seismic non -safety range is now a GREAT MYSTERY - something like BELIEVE  IT OR NOT.We read HISTORY but we do not learn any thing from history,so history REPEATS it self and so is now the grim situation.This is an IRONY OF FATE indeed.

EARTHQUAKE MOVIE LIST :  ( 7 [ seven ] movies in all )


1. Earthquake ( movie, 1974 ) DVD  detalis :

Director : Mark Robson
Cast : Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner etc.
Running Time : 2 hr 9 minutes
Movie Facts: A disaster epic centering around a devastating earthquake and the
shocking afternath in Los Angeles. Academy Award : Best Sound

This is the movie which inspired Mr.Stacy Martin to establish ASC. Infact life is so vast an affair that there is no maxim which can be proved or disproved in the light of personal experience.

2. San Francisco - Earthquake ( movie, 1989 ) DVD details :

Documentary
Running Time : 1 hr
Movie Facts : Dramatic footage brings to life the catastrophic 15 seconds on Oct. 17
1989 that rocked the entire Bay Area.


3. After the Shock ( movie, 1990 ) DVD details :

Director : Gary Sherman
Cast : Yaphet Kotto, Scott Valentine etc.
Running Time : 1 hr 36 minutes
Movie Facts : Oct. 17, 1989 . San Francisco shook like it had not since 1906.This is
a fact based movie.

4. The Great L . A . Earthquake ( movie, 1990 ) DVD details

Director : Larry Elikann
Cast : Ed Begley Jr, Joanna Kerns etc.
Runninig Time : 1 hr 46 minutes
Movie Facts : Los Angeles, the city of glamour, power, and dreams is trapped in the
horror of devastation.


5.The Alaskan Earthquake ( movie, 1964 ) DVD details

Documentary
Running Time  : 20 minutes
Movie Facts    : Animation, film footage and models explain and show the causes and
effects of this great quake.

6. Aftershock : Earthquake in New York ( movie, 1999 ) DVD details

Cast : Tom Skerritt,Lisa Nicole Carson etc
Running Time : 1 hr 36 minutes
Movie Facts : Poor  city planning leaves people of New York struggling in the wake
of a major devastating earthquake.

7. San Francisco ( movie, 1936 ) DVD details

Director : W.S. Van Dyke , W.S Van Dyke II
Cast : Spencer Tracy, Jeanette MacDonald etc
Running Time : 1 hr 55 minutes
Movie Facts : The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 serves as the background.
Academy Award : Best Sound Recording


With regards and best wishes.

Engr.Sikandar Hayat Siddiqi
Project & Seismic Design Management Engineer
&
Co-ordinator,Earthquake Anti-disaster Defence Management System Initiative (EADMSI)
Dhaka - Bangladesh/Asia    






2) Text of e-mail Thu 10/28  

Dear Engr.Sangeeta, > Delhi - India

IMPORTANT  

Please refer to my e-mail sent to Eq-conference recently; the complete text of which is given below for your review and by all SEFI members and subsequent opinions to be e-mailed through SEFI; mean while as TEST Programs I request particularly Prof.S.K Jain to take up the matter with the State Government of Delhi under SEFI - GoD Initiative and the State Government of Gujarat as opportunity exists :

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

In fact what caused national failure with regard to routine design of earthquake resistant building (ERB) in spite of past 12(twelve) major devastating earthquakes plunging the nation as a whole into total high seismic non -safety range.We read history but we do not learn any thing from history,so history repeats it self and so is now the grim situation.

This is a very deep institutional failure of different government agencies.What caused each of them to ignore earthquake threat is a great mystery.This deserves the attention of 'Believe It or Not'.

FINANCIAL BLOCKADE

I propose to activate the attention of LOAN giving agencies to BLOCK LOAN to construct residential & commercial buildings by informing them one basic and fundamental thing which is how they are going to REALISE the loans provided to the applicants if the buildings are damaged during a MAJOR EARTHQUAKE about which seismic experts are predicting with reasonable accuracy? For loan giving agencies this is a MAJOR & PRIME ISSUE. Is not it?

So WHAT TO DO IS THIS all THE BUILDING LOAN GIVING AGENCIES should be MOTIVATED to ask an APPLICANT that he has to JUSTIFY that the proposed building is an EARTHQUAKE  RESISTANT BUILDING by submitiing SEISMIC ANALYSIS REPORT - SPECTRUM METHOD along with PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS to evaluate the building behaviour during an earthquake of applied intesity,depending on the zone, say VIII or IX (MMIS) to find out the location of plastic hinge initiation and to find out sequential hinge formation up to collapse.This will be done through detailed 3 ( three )dimensional computer modeling with reiforcement and joint detailing in the model with push over analysis.

This proposal is like who will bell the cat ( rat story ) and only way to go for ROUTINE desgn of EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT BUILDING.

Probably this is the ONLY way to CONTROL our FATE.

Thanks to Dear Engr.Sangeeta for your CONCERN which is a matter of NATIONAL IMPORTANCE indeed.

With regards to you and all.

Engr.Sikandar Hayat Siddiqi
Project & Seismic Design Management Engineer
&
Co-ordinator,Earthquake Anti-disaster Defence Management System Initiative (EADMSI)
Dhaka - Bangladesh/Asia
Radio Link International E-mail










ABHYANKAR Vivek <ABHYANKAR@hccindia.co.in> wrote:
Dear Mr. Siddiqi

I was not aware about such movie called 'EARTHQUAKE'. If it is possible
then all the persons working on earthquake should have a copy of it. IITK /
IITMumbai / IITRoorkee - may help out in creating / circulating copy of such
movie, which is may useful to explain common man the importance of
EARTHQUAKE.

What do you think. How to make it possible? Let us discuss.

Reg
Vivek
















          
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