Antiseismic Design: From Houses to Large Enclosures Wooden Houses

  • Mikio Koshihara
Part of the cSUR-UT Series: Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 4)

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


Seismic Design Seismic Performance Shake Table Test Disastrous Earthquake Laminate Veneer Lumber 
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© Springer Science+Business Media 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikio Koshihara
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  1. 1.Institute of Industrial ScienceThe University of TokyoMeguro-kuJapan

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