Seismic protection of earthen vernacular and historical constructions

M. Blondet, J. Vargas-Neumann, N. Tarque, J. Soto, C. Sosa, J. Sarmiento

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Abstract

A technique for the seismic protection of vernacular and historical earthen buildings is being investigated at the PUCP. This technique consists of the repair of seismic damage via mud injection and the reinforcement of earthen walls with a mesh made of nylon ropes. A repaired and reinforced full-scale adobe model was tested on the PUCP’s unidirectional shaking table under strong dynamic excitation. Although its walls suffered significant damage, the mesh reinforcement proved to be effective in preserving structural integrity and stability of the adobe construction. Currently, a study is being performed on the possibility of using simple knots instead of metal turnbuckles to join the ropes, and numerical and analytical studies are being conducted with the aim to develop design guidelines for the proposed seismic reinforcement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationAnamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016
EditorsKoen Van Balen, Els Verstrynge, Koen Van Balen
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages3-14
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781138029514
StatePublished - 2016
Event10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 13 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period13/09/1615/09/16

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