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Resilience of Cities to Terrorist and other Threats

Learning from 9/11 and further Research Issues

  • Hans J. Pasman
  • Igor A. Kirillov
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nature and Effects of Possible Threat

  3. Fire and Collapse Risks of Urban Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. James G. Quintiere
      Pages 87-112
    3. Paul F. Mlakar, Donald D. Dusenberry, James R. Harris, Gerald Haynes, Long T. Phan, Mete A. Sozen
      Pages 113-134
    4. Yury N. Shebeko, Vladimir L. Malkin, Denis M. Gordienko, Yury I. Deshevih, Anatoly N. Giletich, Igor M. Smolin et al.
      Pages 135-144
  4. Material Properties, Structural Design and Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 170-170
    2. Jakob (Jaap) Weerheijm, Ans Van Doormaal, Jesus Media Villa
      Pages 217-238
  5. Future Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 258-258
    2. Teodor Krauthammer, Joseph W. Tedesco
      Pages 259-272
  6. Warning Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 300-300
    2. Yurii N. Kulchin, Oleg B. Vitrik
      Pages 325-340
  7. Emergency Response Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 342-342
    2. Michal Kiša, L’Udovít Jelemenský
      Pages 381-400
    3. Valerii V. Kholshevnikov, Dmitrii A. Samoshin
      Pages 417-442
    4. Karel Charvat, Petr Kubicek, Vaclav Talhofer, Milan Konecny, Jan Jezek
      Pages 443-473
    5. Stanislav V. Klimenko, Dmitry A. Baigozin, Polina P. Danilicheva, Sergey A. Fomin, Tengiz N. Borisov, Rustam T. Islamov et al.
      Pages 475-490
    6. Hans J. Pasman, Igor A. Kirillov
      Pages 509-520
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 521-545

About these proceedings


Cities tend to become more crowded, the high rise buildings taller, the traffic nodes more complex. The volume of hazardous cargo passing increases with the growth of economy and the expansion of technology. As we have seen in the recent past, cities can become too easily a focus of terror. To counter these trends measures have to be taken. This book presents an overview of threats and measures based on a NATO advanced research workshop meant to make an inventory of items on which, for making progress research will be worthwhile to perform. The spectrum of subjects is broad. It covers various types of hazard threats, the mechanisms of collapse of structures including the doubts about why the WTC buildings collapsed following the impact of aircraft and the ensuing fires. New materials will offer improvements for protection, progress will be described in analyzing the robustness of structures against loading of various nature, and what can be gained by well performed risk control and planning of emergency response, taking trade-offs into account and requiring the new approach of scenario analysis. The book also contains an excellent report about the people flow along evacuation routes. It finally considers warning and communication systems and ways to motivate people to protect themselves.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans J. Pasman
    • 1
  • Igor A. Kirillov
    • 2
  1. 1.Emeritus Chemical Risk ManagementDelft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Hydrogen Energy and Plasma Technologies InstituteRussian Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”MoscowRussia

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