Parametric study on diagonal shear behavior of masonry wall retrofitted by PP-band mesh26th Annual Conference of Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science (2007)
PP-band mesh retrofit technology is a simple, economical and efficient retrofit method developed at International Centre for Urban Safety Engineering (Meguro Lab), Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo. This technology has been developed considering retrofitting material availability, economical affordability and social acceptability together with technical feasibility for masonry buildings in earthquake prone regions.
To evaluate the beneficial effects of the proposed PP-band mesh retrofit technology, diagonal shear tests were carried out on masonry wallettes with and without retrofitting for burned bricks. In addition to them, efficiency of different meshes pitch and effect of looseness in attachment were also examined. The test results are reported in this paper.
Publication DateSeptember 25, 2007
Citation InformationNavaratnarajah Sathiparan. "Parametric study on diagonal shear behavior of masonry wall retrofitted by PP-band mesh" 26th Annual Conference of Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science (2007)
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