Reducibility of post-earthquake urban fire hazard in woodden densely inhabited districts by seismic & fire-resistive reinforcement of low-rise wooden buildings

Yuko Kawagoe, Yuji Hasemi, Hidemi Kamiya, Seiji Kobata, Noboru Yasui, Takahiro Sakata, Hiroki Nagamori, Masahide Murakami

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Abstract

To improve disaster prevention performance of wooden densely inhabited district without large-scale urban development, authors are researching and developing The simultaneous seismic & fire-resistive reinforcement. Effectiveness of the reinforcement for the reduction of post-earthquake urban fire hazard is studied using the building data from a historic still crowded "bed town" near Tokyo through the BRI urban fire simulator. From the analysis in consideration of past research1', it was found that the reinforcement has the possibility of efficiently reducing danger of post-earthquake urban fire hazard.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-486
Number of pages4
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Volume14
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 1

Keywords

  • Earthquake fire
  • Seismic & fire resistive retrofit
  • Urban fire safety
  • Wooden densely inhabited district

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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