This study constructs a nonstructural component database of school buildings from the Taitung earthquake on April 1st and the Heng-Chun earthquake on December 26th, 2006. In addition to the probability of nonstructure damage, this study also offers a prediction to the recovery cost and time which could be used as a reference to assess future earthquake loss. This study shows that exterior wall is the most expensive one in recovery cost and time. Using the fragility curves from this study, the damage prediction for nonstructural components in the school buildings can be practiced. The probability curves of recovery time and cost could be a reference to increase the rebuild efficiency after an earthquake.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Journal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Dec 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering