Seismic Vulnerability Evaluation in Japanby Shunsuke Otani, Univ of Tokyo, Japan,
Abstract: The state of the art in Japan is reviewed on the evaluation of the seismic capacity of existing low- to mid-rise reinforced concrete buildings, taking into account the different resistance and ductility levels of structural members and the sequence of failure from brittle to ductile members.
Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Failure analysis | Reinforced concrete | Earthquake resistant structures | Concrete structures | Material failures | Ductility | Japan | Asia
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