Vulnerability functions using seismic diagnosis data extended by equivalent linear models

Masashi Shiomi, Masayuki Kohiyama

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It is important to establish an accurate vulnerability function to estimate seismic damage. The purpose of this study is to expand vulnerability functions of wooden buildings using seismic diagnosis data based on equivalent linear models. The vulnerability functions consider characteristics of the region such as ground and building characteristics. The paper describes a method to calculate ratio of building damage in a region. The accuracy of the method is verified using the damage data of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake Disaster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-486
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1



  • Acceleration response spectrum
  • Seismic diagnosis
  • Vulnerability function
  • Wooden building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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