Seismic rehabilitation of traditional un-reinforced masonry buildings in Iran

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Abstract

Un-reinforced masonry buildings are a major population of residential and school buildings in Iran which have been shown severe damages during past earthquakes e.g. Bam earthquake in 2003 with at least 26000 fatalities. The most important weaknesses of this sort of buildings are coming form the in-adequate lateral load resisting system and the weakness in the element connections. This kind of construction is not (or rarely) used anymore in urban regions. However, any effort for the seismic rehabilitation of the current buildings can save a reasonable amount of life in a future earthquake. That is, a detailed seismic rehabilitation for a typical un-reinforced masonry building in Iran has been described in this paper. The rehabilitation methodology is based on the ASCE 41-06 standard recommendations but adopted in details for the Iranian traditional masonry construction type. The rehabilitation cost is around thirty percent of the re-construction procedure which is quite promising.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2011
Event3rd International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, COMPDYN 2011 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 25 May 201128 May 2011

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, COMPDYN 2011
CountryGreece
CityCorfu
Period25/05/1128/05/11

Keywords

  • ASCE 41-06 standard
  • Iran
  • seismic rehabilitation
  • steel i-beam jack arch slab
  • un-reinforced masonry building
  • bridge piers
  • Bam earthquake
  • civil engineering
  • earthquakes
  • engineering geology
  • masonry materials
  • structural dynamics

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