Bending behavior analysis of geogrid reinforced adobe walls

Mario Solís, D. Torrealva, P. Santillán, G. Montoya

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Rammed earth is a widely used building material in many regions of the world. Due to the high seismic risk in those areas, earthen constructions require suitable and efficient reinforcement techniques from a technological and socioeconomic point of view. This paper analyzes the bending behavior of geogrid reinforced adobe walls from an experimental and analytical point of view. The experimental bending moment-curvature relationships are analytically approached. The results show how geogrid reinforcement improves the performance of adobe masonry in terms of strength and ductility. Thus, a better seismic performance is achieved.
Original languageSpanish
JournalInformes de la Construccion
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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