Damage to ceilings of school buildings due to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and aftershocks

Toru Eguchi, Ryohei Kumagai, Jun Iyama, Kenji Kabayama, Tsuyoshi Seike, Yuka Matsumoto, Satoshi Yamada, Koichi Kusunoki

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Abstract

In order to clarify the damage toceilings as nonstructural element on school buildings due to the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, total 205 school buildings were investigated according to documents for disaster restoration work. Damages to ceilings are concentrated on the top floor of the buildings. Bend-form ceilings tend to be damaged more than flat ones. Falls of ceiling with furrings are approximately 40% of total falls. There are many damaged ceilings even the building have enough seismic strength for current standard.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-59
Number of pages5
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Volume21
Issue number47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 1

Keywords

  • 2011 tohoku earthquake
  • Ceiling
  • Damage due to earthquake
  • Nonstructural element
  • School building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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    Eguchi, T., Kumagai, R., Iyama, J., Kabayama, K., Seike, T., Matsumoto, Y., Yamada, S., & Kusunoki, K. (2015). Damage to ceilings of school buildings due to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and aftershocks. AIJ Journal of Technology and Design, 21(47), 55-59. https://doi.org/10.3130/aijt.21.55