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Author(s): António Arêde
Alexandre Costa
Aníbal Costa
Filipe Neves
Carlos Sousa Oliveira
Title: In Situ testing of the out-of-plane capacity of traditional stone masonry walls
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: This paper reports on an in-situ experimental programme under development by the Laboratory for Earthquakeand Structural Engineering (LESE, FEUP, Porto) on existing traditional masonry constructions hit and damagedduring the 1998 Azores earthquake. The work seeks for a better understanding of traditional stone masonry wallbehaviour under out-of-plane cyclic loading, by providing experimental evidence and realistic data of particularrelevance for numerical modelling calibration of these elements in their original conditions. Following the samestrategy adopted for another experimental activity performed in laboratory on a similar masonry wallet, this insituprogramme involved a second stage for structural strengthening according to schemes similar to some ofthose adopted during the reconstructions process in Faial Island. Further tests were then performed in order toassess the seismic capacity improvement of the strengthened structures. Very interesting and promising resultswere obtained concerning both strength and energy dissipation enhancement, thus fully confirming the basicobjective achievement subjacent to the adopted seismic strengthening strategy.
Subject: Engenharia estrutural, Engenharia civil
Structural engineering, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Source: Azores 1998 - International Seminar on Seismic Risk and Rehabilitation of Stone Masonry Housing
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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