Building vulnerability evaluation in landslide deformation phase

  • L. X. ChenEmail author
  • K. L. Yin
  • Y. X. Dai


Building vulnerability evaluation is important in the risk assessment on earthquake and flood hazards. But for landslide hazard, it is also a very important part for the people in buildings. Most discussions or researches about building vulnerability are for landslide failure, few for landslide in deformation phase. For this objective, this paper discussed about building vulnerability evaluation using Zhaoshuling landslide as an example Zhaoshuling landslide named located in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, China. After a field survey on the geological condition of landslide, detailed field investigation on the buildings’ location and structure is carried out. To get landslide surface deformation, numerical simulation method is used under the combining condition of water fluctuation and rainfall. Then building deformation and probable damage degree is analyzed according to landslide surface deformation and the relative theory in mining. Based on the national standard building damage classification system, the vulnerability of all the buildings on the landslide is semi-quantitatively evaluated.


Landslide Vulnerability evaluation Building Risk 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geophysics and GeomaticsChina University of GeosciencesWuhan, HubeiChina
  2. 2.School of EngineeringChina University of GeosciencesWuhan, HubeiChina

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