Seismic retrofitting of unreinforced masonry buildings - a literature review

Zhuge, Y. and Chuang, S. W. (2005) Seismic retrofitting of unreinforced masonry buildings - a literature review. Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 6 (1). pp. 25-36. ISSN 1328-7982


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

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2010 01:26
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: structural analysis (engineering); earthquake engineering; reinforced concrete construction testing; masonry testing; structural stability; earthquake effects; concrete construction joints testing; earthquake resistant design
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090504 Earthquake Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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