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TitleAssessment of the efficiency of traditional earthquake resistant techniques for vernacular architecture
Author(s)Ortega Heras, Javier
Vasconcelos, Graça
Rodrigues, Hugo
Correia, Mariana
KeywordsVernacular architecture
Numerical analysis
Pushover parametric study
Seismic performance
Stone masonry
Rammed earth
Local seismic culture
Seismic strengthening
Issue date2018
JournalEngineering Structures
CitationOrtega, J., Vasconcelos, G., Rodrigues, H., & Correia, M. (2018). Assessment of the efficiency of traditional earthquake resistant techniques for vernacular architecture. Engineering Structures, 173, 1-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.06.101
Abstract(s)Specific architectural elements can be identified in constructions located in regions frequently exposed to earthquakes. These earthquake resistant features were developed empirically by local communities to protect their built-up environment. Research in these traditional practices, resulting from a local seismic culture, is a relevant and positive approach, since it focuses on the strength of the system rather than on its weaknesses. Its integration into current vernacular building practices can help to preserve and retrofit surviving in-use examples while respecting their authenticity. The main goal of the present work is to assess numerically the efficiency of traditional earthquake resistant solutions to mitigate the seismic vulnerability of vernacular architecture. The paper thus presents the results of a detailed numerical study based on finite element modeling and nonlinear static (pushover) analysis intended to quantitatively evaluate the influence of each technique on the seismic behavior of vernacular constructions and to better understand their structural role under seismic loading.
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