Seismic performance improvement of stone masonry buildings in mud mortar

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From Materials to Structures: Advancement Through Innovation - Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM 2012, 2013, pp. 479 - 484
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In this paper, a new reinforcement method suitable for stone masonry houses built with mud mortar is presented. The effectiveness of such reinforcement system has been observed by bending strength test of rubble wall specimens prepared in the laboratory. Flexural strength test results with this intervention have shown that the wall can have large deformation without significant loss of strength. Such property is highly desired in buildings for resisting seismic loads. With due consideration to applicability and affordability of potential users, this technique seems as one of the best options for improving the seismic performance of the type of buildings under consideration. © 2013 Taylor & Francis Group.
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