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Discrete Element Modelling of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings and Parts
Post-earthquake inspections have highlighted that out-of-plane failure of unreinforced masonry (URM) walls is one of the most life threatening hazards related to earthquakes. Connections between structural elements and ...
Using the Macroelement Method to Seismically Assess Complex URM Buildings
Existing unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings are often composed of traditional construction techniques, with poor connections between walls and diaphragms that results in poor performance when subjected to seismic actions. ...
Unreinforced Masonry Churches in New Zealand Towards a Holistic Framework for the Identification of Optimal Seismic Retrofit Interventions
Unreinforced masonry churches in New Zealand, similarly to everywhere else in the word have proven to be highly vulnerable to earthquakes, because of their particular construction features. The Canterbury (New Zealand) ...