Toward Structural Safety Standards for Historic Wooden Buildings in Japan—An Attempt through Experiments and Analyses

    Published: Jan 1999

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    Japanese historic wooden buildings are distinctive regarding the aspect of their material (timber), and of their frequent exposure to natural hazard (earthquake and typhoon). This paper introduces the state-of-the-art of the structural and technical aspects for conservation of the historic wooden buildings in Japan. Damage caused by natural hazards, structural interventions that have been tried, and structural experiments that are being performed are discussed.


    Japan, historic wooden building, static test, shaking table test, micro tremor measurement, mud wall, wooden column Tsukuba, wooden joint, bracket complex Tsukuba

    Author Information:

    Sakamoto, I
    Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo,

    Nishizawa, H
    Lecturer, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto,

    Hidaka, K
    Associate Professor, Institute of Art and Design, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba,

    Fujita, K
    Graduate Student, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E06.24

    DOI: 10.1520/STP14194S

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