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Seismic behavior of 1/4 scale unreinforced masonry house models retrofitted by PP-band meshes
9th International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia (2010)
  • Navaratnarajah Sathiparan
Abstract
This paper introduces a technically feasible and economically affordable PP-band (polypropylene bands) retrofitting for low earthquake resistant masonry structures in developing countries. Results of the basic material tests and shaking table tests on building models show that the PP-band retrofitting technique can enhance safety of both existing and new masonry buildings even in worst case scenario of earthquake ground motion like JMA 7 seismic intensity. Therefore, proposed method can be one of the optimum solutions for promoting safer building construction in developing countries and can contribute earthquake disaster mitigation in the future.
Keywords
  • unreinforced masonry,
  • polypropylene bands,
  • pp-band mesh retrofitting,
  • shaking table test,
  • arias intensity
Publication Date
October 13, 2010
Citation Information
Navaratnarajah Sathiparan. "Seismic behavior of 1/4 scale unreinforced masonry house models retrofitted by PP-band meshes" 9th International Symposium on New Technologies for Urban Safety of Mega Cities in Asia (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/navaratnarajah-sathiparan/3/