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TitlePost-earthquake numerical assessment and reinforcement of St James Church, New Zealand
Author(s)Araújo, A. F.
Lourenço, Paulo B.
Oliveira, Daniel V.
Leite, João C.
KeywordsEarthquake
Masonry
Numerical analysis
Reinforcement
Seismic assessment
Issue date2012
PublisherSociedade Portuguesa de Engenharia Sísmica (SPES)
Abstract(s)This paper presents a numerical study on the seismic assessment and reinforcement of St James Church, affected by the 2011 New Zealand Earthquake. Numerical analyses were performed using a finite element model including the structural damage of the Church. The numerical model was calibrated against experimental results obtained from the dynamic identification tests carried out in situ. Nonlinear pushover analyses were performed in order to understand the structural behaviour of the damaged Church. The analysis of the results suggests that the damaged structure is not safe according to the new national specifications. Therefore, some reinforcement measures are needed to improve the seismic behaviour of the structure. A reinforcement solution is proposed taking into account the historical heritage value of the building, trying to maintain as much as possible the original aspect of the Church. Pushover analyses were also performed in the reinforced numerical model, proving its effectiveness.
TypeConference paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/21487
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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