Seismic performance and damage level of RC buildings in urban area close to epicenter

K. Kabayama, H. Araki

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Abstract

In Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, seismic evaluations for all RC buildings of preliminary schools and junior high schools, more than 100, had been completed before the 2001 Geiyo Earthquake (Mw 6.8) hit at the western part of Japan in 2001.3.24. Although most of those buildings had very poor seismic performance from the results of seismic evaluations and considerably low concrete strengths, extensive structural damages did not occur by the earthquake except only slight shear or flexural cracks on columns in several buildings. In this paper, nonlinear dynamic analyses for 18 RC buildings selected from those buildings were performed using simulated ground motions, in order to investigate the correlation among results of seismic evaluations, analytical dynamic response and earthquake damage levels of the inspected buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting - Proceedings of the International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2005
Pages233-235
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event1st International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2005 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2005 Nov 212005 Nov 23

Publication series

NameConcrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting - Proceedings of the International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2005

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2005
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period05/11/2105/11/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Kabayama, K., & Araki, H. (2006). Seismic performance and damage level of RC buildings in urban area close to epicenter. In Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting - Proceedings of the International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2005 (pp. 233-235). (Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting - Proceedings of the International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, ICCRRR 2005).