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Shaking table tests on PP-band retrofitting of 1/4 scale unreinforced stone masonry models
Bulletin of Earthquake Resistant Structure Research Center (2011)
  • 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 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 JMA7 seismic intensity. Therefore, proposed method can be one of the optimum solutions for promoting safer building construction in developing countries and contribute earthquake disaster mitigation in the future.
Publication Date
March 1, 2011
Citation Information
Navaratnarajah Sathiparan. "Shaking table tests on PP-band retrofitting of 1/4 scale unreinforced stone masonry models" Bulletin of Earthquake Resistant Structure Research Center Vol. 44 (2011) p. 139 - 148
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/navaratnarajah-sathiparan/8/