Behavior of response controlled and seismically isolated buildings during severe earthquakes in Japan

Seismically isolated buildings Japan
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Passive control techniques have been widely used in Japan since the 1995 Kobe earthquake. Until the end of 2011, nearly 3000 buildings and 4000 private houses are seismically isolated. The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, which caused casualties more than 18300 people and collapse of 127830 building, allowed testing the effective seismic performance of several base isolated buildings. This is quite important for further dissemination of response control and seismic isolation technologies and to prove their effectiveness



T. Saito

DOI 10.12910/EAI2015-078

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