Damages to Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Toshimi Kabeyasawa, Yoshiaki Nakano, Masaki Maeda, Kazuhiro Kitayama, Daisuke Kato, Toshikatsu Ichinose, Akira Tasai, Koichi Kusunoki, Hitoshi Shiohara, Nobuyuki Izumi, Toshikazu Kabeyasawa, Masanori Tani, Kazuhiro Watanabe

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Typical damages to reinforced concrete buildings, both by the ground motions and the tsunami waves, are outlined in this section. The report herein is based primarily on the field survey of the AIJ members and collected through the members of the Reinforced Concrete Steering Committee of AIJ. The typical damages to reinforced concrete buildings are described below through the reports on the buildings selected and available for detailed survey. The damage reports below are translated selectively from the Chap. 6, Sect. 6.2 of AIJ report in Japanese version, which contains more photos and figures, especially on the structural plans as well as the damage rate evaluation of members. The reports on the buildings below are arranged as from the Japanese version: (1) school buildings located from north to south (Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Kanto areas), (2) government offices, (3) residential buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreliminary Reconnaissance Report of the 2011 Tohoku-Chiho Taiheiyo-Oki Earthqake
Number of pages48
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameGeotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
ISSN (Print)1573-6059
ISSN (Electronic)1872-4671


  • Post-earthquake damage inspection
  • Residual seismic capacity ratio
  • School buildings
  • Seismic capacity index
  • Seismic strengthening/retrofit


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