In-field simulated seismic testing of as-built and retrofitted unreinforced masonry partition walls of the William Weir House in Wellington

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dc.contributor.author Derakhshan, Hossein en
dc.contributor.author Dizhur, Dmytro en
dc.contributor.author Lumantarna, Ronald en
dc.contributor.author CUTHBERT, J en
dc.contributor.author Griffith, Michael en
dc.contributor.author Ingham, Jason en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-03T02:16:30Z en
dc.date.issued 2010-04 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Structural Engineering Society of New Zealand 23(1):51-61 Apr 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 0114-2879 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/6172 en
dc.description.abstract Unreinforced masonry (URM) partition walls of William Weir House in Wellington were subjected to out-of-plane forces to investigate the as-built wall characteristic behaviour. The lateral load resisting system of the 1932 reinforced concrete building was scheduled to undergo seismic strengthening, and due to the absence of reliable wall out-of-plane assessment data, consulting engineers adopted an experimental proof-testing approach. A team of student researchers from the University of Auckland tested four URM partition walls by subjecting the walls to out-of-plane uniform pressure applied by means of a system of airbags. The testing included two mid-storey and two top-storey URM partitions, which had developed prior minor structural cracks. The full-scale in-situ testing confi rmed that the precracked partitions had suffi cient strength to resist the current New Zealand seismic demand, and the experimental programme resulted in substantial fi nancial benefi ts for the client as none of the walls were identifi ed as demolition or strengthening candidates. In addition to the as-builtout-of-plane tests, two tests were conducted on partition walls retrofi tted using nearsurface-mounted (NSM) fi ber-reinforced polymer (FRP) strips. The results of the as-built and the retrofi tted wall testing are reported, the wall behaviour is evaluated against the current seismic demand and the assessment results are compared with the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) recommendations. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Structural Engineering Society of New Zealand en
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dc.title In-field simulated seismic testing of as-built and retrofitted unreinforced masonry partition walls of the William Weir House in Wellington en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 51 en
pubs.volume 23 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: 2010 SESOC Journal en
pubs.end-page 61 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 102498 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Civil and Environmental Eng en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en


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