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Behaviour of masonry structures during the Bhuj earthquake of January 2001

Jagadish, KS and Raghunath, S and Rao, KS Nanjunda (2003) Behaviour of masonry structures during the Bhuj earthquake of January 2001. In: Journal of Earth System Science, 112 (3). pp. 431-440.

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Abstract

A variety of masonry structures su ered damage during the recent Bhuj earthquake. Some of the traditional masonry structures had no earthquake resistant features and su ered considerable damage. This paper attempts to evaluate the behaviour of masonry structures based on the type of masonry used in places like Bhuj, Anjar, Bhachau, Morbi, Samakhyali and several other places. Quite a few masonry buildings had used earthquake resistant features like lintel bands and corner reinforcements. The cracking and failure patterns of such buildings have also been examined. The paper concludes with a discussion on the relevance of the current codal provisions for earthquake resistance of masonry structures and the direction of further research in the area.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy Of Sciences.
Keywords: Masonry;out-of-plane failure;earthquake resistance; ductility;containment reinforcement.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2008 06:15
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/16600

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