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A critical review of retrofitting methods for unreinforced masonry structures

Bhattacharya, S (2014) A critical review of retrofitting methods for unreinforced masonry structures International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 7. pp. 51-67.

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Unreinforcedmasonry(URM)buildings are common throughout Latin America,the Himalayan region,Eastern Europe,Indian subcontinent and other parts of Asia. It has been observed that these buildings cannot withstand the lateral loads imposed by an earthquake and often fails,in a brittle manner. Methods for retrofitting URM buildings to increase the time required for collapse and also to improve the overall strength widely vary. This review has collated information on various types of retrofitting methods either under research or early implementation. Furthermore,these methods are categorized and critically analyzed to help further understand which methods are most suitable for future research or application in developing countries. The comparison of the different methods is based on economy, sustainability and buildability and provides a useful insight. The study may provide useful guidance to policy makers,planners,designers,architects and engineers in choosing a suitable retrofitting methodology.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors : Bhattacharya, S
Date : 1 February 2014
DOI : 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2013.12.004
Contributors :
ContributionNameEmailORCID, S, SC
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Feb 2017 14:22
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 12:22

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