Antiseismic Design: From Houses to Large Enclosures Wooden Houses
Japan has a longstanding heritage of wooden houses. At the same time, Japan is a country beset by earthquakes. Wooden houses in Japan have suffered great damages caused by strong earthquakes. In the 1995 earthquake in Kobe, a great number of wooden houses was destroyed and more than 5,000 human lives were lost. This paper presents an overall survey of wooden houses mainly in Japan, focusing on their seismic performance
KeywordsSeismic Design Seismic Performance Shake Table Test Disastrous Earthquake Laminate Veneer Lumber
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