Structural Damage to Houses and Buildings Induced by Liquefaction in The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, Japan

Hendra Setiawan, Hendra Setiawan (2017) Structural Damage to Houses and Buildings Induced by Liquefaction in The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, Japan. Springer Publising. (Unpublished)

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Background: In April 2016, Kumamoto City, Japan, and its surroundings were hit by a sequence of strong and devastating earthquakes including two significant events, one on April 14th, 2016, at 21:26 JST (Mw6.2) and the other on April 16th, 2016, at 01:25 JST (Mw7.0). These disasters caused 120 fatalities (including indirect fatalities), 2337 people injured and 177,914 residential houses were damaged. This paper aims to ascertain the damage to residential houses and buildings caused by liquefaction during this earthquake and suggests possible mitigation methods. Results: Field reconnaissance was conducted in the target area on May 27th–30th, 2016. The post-earthquake inclination angle and the tilt direction of 68 affected houses and buildings in the liquefied sites in Kumamoto City were measured by using a laser rangefinder (Leica DISTO D 510). Ground structure and condition were also determined from topographic maps, bore data and the calculated liquefaction resistance factor, FL. Conclusions: Based on this investigation, the inclination angle of the houses in the target area seems to be related to the type of building structure and their foundation as well to the local ground composition. The tilt direction has a tendency to be associated with the location of the nearby river. The results presented could be useful to develop future liquefaction mitigation measures for detached residential houses.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: Artikel > Faculty of Engineering > Teknik Sipil
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Civil Engineering
Tadulako Subject Areas > S1 - Undergraduate Thesis > Faculty of Engineering > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Hendra Setiawan
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2023 02:54
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2023 02:54

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