Seismic Damage Analysis of the Teaching Buildings in Leigu Town in the Wenchuan Earthquake
A great earthquake of magnitude 8.0 occurred on May 12, 2008 (Beijing Time) in Wenchuan, Sichuan Province of China. Leigu town, which adjoins Beichuan county, was the most seriously damaged place in this earthquake. The teaching buildings were destroyed severely and the earthquake disaster phenomena is very typical. In this paper, firstly, the characteristics of structures and the earthquake damage of the teaching buildings in Leigu town are introduced in detail. Secondly, their damage states are calculated by means of structure vulnerability analysis, which are used for comparative analysis with actual damage states, and the influencing factors on seismic behavior are analyzed. Finally, some reasonable suggestions on the reconstruction of teaching buildings after disaster have been given.
M.H Aliabadi, S. Abela, S. Baragetti, M. Guagliano and Han-Seung Lee
B. T. Sun et al., "Seismic Damage Analysis of the Teaching Buildings in Leigu Town in the Wenchuan Earthquake", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 417-418, pp. 889-892, 2010