Impact of Hanshin/Awaji Earthquake on seismic design and seismic strengthening of highway bridges

Kazuhiko Kawashima, Shigeki Unjoh

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

30 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The Hanshin/Awaji Earthquake (Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake) of January 17, 1995 caused destructive damage to highway bridges. Obviously this was the first experience to suffer such destructive damage since the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. Various tentative measures were taken for seismic design of repair and reconstruction of highway bridges which suffered damage due to the earthquake. This paper summarizes the damage feature of highway bridges and a series of actions taken for seismic design and seismic strengthening of highway bridges in about half year since the earthquake.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211s-240s
JournalStructural Engineering/Earthquake Engineering
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Oct
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hanshin/Awaji Earthquake
  • Highway Bridges
  • Seismic Damage
  • Seismic Design
  • Seismic Retrofiting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Impact of Hanshin/Awaji Earthquake on seismic design and seismic strengthening of highway bridges'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this