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Test on connectors for seismic retrofitting of concrete and masonry structures in Mexico



Title: Test on connectors for seismic retrofitting of concrete and masonry structures in Mexico
Author(s): S.M. Alcocer, L. Flores
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Symposium on Connections between Steel and Concrete
Editor(s): R. Eligehausen
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-25-X
e-ISBN: 2351580346
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2001
Pages: 481 - 490
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 7
Language: English


Abstract: The performance of inexpensive fasteners to connect reinforced concrete or mortar jacketings to existing masonry walls subjected to earthquake-type loading is discussed.
The experimental variables were the type of masonry, amount of steel mesh reinforcement, the wall jacket material, as well as the type, amount and distribution of fasteners. Results clearly indicated that wall jacketing is an excellent option for improving earthquake performance and for avoiding total or partial collapse of brittle construction, provided that fasteners are properly designed and installed.


Online publication: 2009-12-31
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00