Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering

Preliminary Reconnaissance Report of the 2011 Tohoku-Chiho Taiheiyo-Oki Earthquake

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  • The only official reconnaissance report of the Architectural Institute of Japan
  • Full of concrete information on building damages in the Tohoku and Kanto regions
  • Mainly consists of field information in the damaged areas
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Devastating damage in the Tohoku region of Japan occurred during and after the earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku earthquake on March 11, 2011. The AIJ (Architectural Institute of Japan) dispatched reconnaissance teams into the field to obtain basic facts on the damage to buildings due to the massive ground motions and resultant tsunami. Their mission included collecting information on the characteristics of the earthquake itself and the observed major ground motions and tsunamis throughout the area. For the structural damage investigation, buildings are classified by their type of construction, namely, steel buildings, reinforced concrete buildings, wooden houses, etc. along with descriptions of special features for each category of building type. The report summarizes damage associated with ground failures including landslide and liquefaction as
well as non-structural damages such as to equipment and facilities, partitioning walls and ceilings, and functional failures in skyscrapers. Also brief description of the Japanese Seismic Design Code will be provided in the Appendix. A proposed scheme of anti-tsunami design for buildings is also included.

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Architectural Institute of Japan

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“Geared toward professionals such as architects, engineers, geologists, other scientists and those dealing with seismic technology, the book is also accessible to the common, interested reader as roughly half the volume consists of photographs supplemented by graphs and charts. … the book covers all areas of specialized interest, with sections for timber buildings, steel buildings, various kinds of reinforced concrete buildings, nonstructural elements and damage to the soil and foundation. … Educational, impactful and comprehensive, the book is a necessary addition to the professional’s bookshelf.” (Yung-Hsiang Kao, The Japan Times, November, 2012)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Outline of Investigation and Damage

    Koshihara, Mikio (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Earthquake, Geology, and Tsunami

    Kawase, Hiroshi (et al.)

    Pages 29-113

  • Damage to Timber Buildings

    Kawai, Naohito (et al.)

    Pages 115-148

  • Damages to Reinforced Concrete Buildings

    Kabeyasawa, Toshimi (et al.)

    Pages 149-196

  • Damage to Steel Reinforced Concrete Buildings

    Kawano, Akihiko (et al.)

    Pages 197-217

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preliminary Reconnaissance Report of the 2011 Tohoku-Chiho Taiheiyo-Oki Earthquake
Editors
Series Title
Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54097-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54097-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54096-0
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56327-3
Series ISSN
1573-6059
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 460
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