Volume 19, Number 3 (International Journal of Engineering 2008)                   IJIEPR 2008, 19(3): 33-43 | Back to browse issues page


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Jahir Bin Alam M, Ansery M, Chowdhuary R, Uddin Ahmed J, Islam S, Rahman S. EVALUTION OF BUILDING’S VULNERABILITY TO EARTHQUAKE IN OLD PART OF SYLHET AND CONSTRUCTION SAFETY RULES . IJIEPR. 2008; 19 (3) :33-43
URL: http://ijiepr.iust.ac.ir/article-1-12-en.html

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Abstract: Sylhet is the northeastern region of Bangladesh and probability of earthquake in Sylhet is higher than other areas of this zone. Among 27 wards, Ward no. 14 is one of the important largest Wards in Sylhet city and a densely populated one. It was clear from the survey works, 42.8% buildings are belongs to Building with RCC frame 54.03% buildings are Masonry buildings. Another interesting finding is 325 houses fall in the category of Houses with resident 1-10. The occurrence of an earthquake of PGA value 0.9g on ward no. 14 causes massive loss of lives and damage to buildings. Depending on the time of the day 147 to 603 people may be killed due to structural collapse and the buildings of worth approximately TK.32.00 core may be damaged.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Material Managment
Received: 2009/04/20

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