Simplified indexes for the seismic assessment of masonry buildings: International database and validation

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dc.contributor.author Lourenço, PB en
dc.contributor.author Oliveira, DV en
dc.contributor.author Leite, JC en
dc.contributor.author Ingham, Jason en
dc.contributor.author Modena, C en
dc.contributor.author da Porto, F en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-22T01:30:39Z en
dc.date.issued 2013-12 en
dc.identifier.citation Engineering Failure Analysis 34:585-605 Dec 2013 en
dc.identifier.issn 1350-6307 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/21449 en
dc.description.abstract Heritage masonry buildings are particularly vulnerable to earthquakes because they are deteriorated and damaged, they were built with materials with low resistance, they are heavy and the connections between the various structural components are often insufficient. The present work details a simplified method of seismic assessment of large span masonry structures that was applied to a database of 44 monuments in Italy, Portugal and Spain, providing lower bound formulas for different simplified geometrical indexes. Subsequently, the proposed thresholds are validated with data from the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes, which includes 48 stone and clay brick masonry churches. Finally, fragility curves that can be used to estimate the damage as a function of the peak ground acceleration (PGA) are also provided. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Engineering Failure Analysis en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Simplified indexes for the seismic assessment of masonry buildings: International database and validation en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.engfailanal.2013.02.014 en
pubs.begin-page 585 en
pubs.volume 34 en
dc.description.version AM - Accepted Manuscript en
pubs.end-page 605 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 375574 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Civil and Environmental Eng en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-01-22 en


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