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Author(s): Tiago Miguel Ferreira
Alexandre A. Costa
António Arêde
Humberto Varum
Aníbal Costa
Title: In situ Out-of-Plane Cyclic Testing of Original and Strengthened Traditional Stone Masonry Walls Using Airbags
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: This article presents a field experimental campaign carried out on an existing one-story stone masonry building, aiming at characterizing the out-of-plane behavior of its walls. A bidirectional test set-up based on a self-equilibrated airbag system was developed and used on three similar masonry walls under distinct conditions: original, retrofitted, and strengthened. The results obtained and the main advantages and shortcomings found in the test set-up are discussed. Finally, some of the most popular retrofitting and/or strengthening techniques applied during the 1998 Azores reconstruction process are critically analyzed, aiming at suggesting quantifications for future interventions on existing unreinforced masonry buildings.
Subject: Engenharia estrutural, Engenharia civil
Structural engineering, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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