Seismic Damage Assessment of Buildings and Urban Disaster Mitigation Planning
Vulnerability functions for Japanese buildings were developed based on actual damage data due to the 1995 Kobe earthquake. Seismic diagnosis data for wooden houses and RC school buildings were also gathered, and they were used to evaluate seismic vulnerability of these houses and buildings and to propose new seismic capacity indices. Microscopic damage assessment for urban districts are being conducted using information on buildings, roads, open spaces, and residents stored in GIS, and urban safety analysis is carried out on 3D GIS.
- Risk Evaluation Method of Building Collapse from the Experience of the
Kobe Earthquake: O. Murao, H. Tanaka, and F. Yamazaki, 12th World Conference
on Earthquake Engineering, CD-ROM, 8p, 2000.1 <<PDF>>
- Prospect for the Method of Urban Safety Analysis and Environmental Design:
O. Murao, and F. Yamazaki, Proceedings of the 21st Asian Conference on
Remote Sensing, Vol. 2, pp. 1155-1160, 2000.11 <<PDF>>
- Estimation of strong motion distribution in the 1995 Kobe earthquake based
on building damage data: N. Yamaguchi, F. Yamazaki, Earthquake Engineering
and Structural Dynamics, 30, 6, 787-801, 2001.6 <<PDF>>
- Seismic Capacity Evaluation of Reinforced-Concrete School Buildings Damaged
by the 2001 Geiyo Earthquake: N. Muraoka, T. Yamashita, M. Matsuoka, F.
Yamazaki, K. Minami, 7th U.S./Japan Workshop on Urban Earthquake Hazard
Reduction, p. 6, 2003.3 <<PDF>>