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Seismic Retrofitting of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings - a Literature Review

Australian Journal of Structural Engineering
Volume 6 Issue 1 (2005)

Abstract: In the last two decades, many seismic retrofitting techniques for masonry structures have been developed and practised, but there are only limited guidelines for practising engineers in Australia. This paper reviews the literature on seismic retrofitting techniques for unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings and compares their advantages and disadvantages to identify the most effective and economic retrofitting method for URM buildings. It also presents the basic concepts and criteria of seismic retrofitting. It is expected that this paper will provide some helpful information to assist Australian engineers to retrofit URM buildings.

To cite this article: Zhuge, Yan and Chuang, Shih-wei. Seismic Retrofitting of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings - a Literature Review [online]. Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2005: 25-36. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=480767331617242;res=IELENG> ISSN: 1328-7982. [cited 06 May 16].

Personal Author: Zhuge, Yan; Chuang, Shih-wei; Source: Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2005: 25-36 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1328-7982 Subject: Earthquake engineering; Structural stability; Earthquake resistant design; Buildings--Earthquake effects; Masonry--Testing; Structural analysis (Engineering); Reinforced concrete construction--Testing; Concrete construction--Joints--Testing; Affiliation: (1) Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering, University of South Australia
(2) School of Geosciences, Minerals and Civil Engineering, University of South Australia, Adelaide

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