Seismic retrofit system for single leaf masonry buildings in Groningen

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Abstract

Due to recent seismic activity in the Netherlands, the demand of adequate strengthening and retrofitting techniques increased, especially for single leaf masonry. Two Dutch companies founded in the re-gion have initiated an experimental program to study the applicability of existing stand-alone seismic retrofit systems on the unique and challenging situation in Groningen. During the out-of-plane experiments it was con-cluded that the existing materials used in stand-alone retrofit systems were insufficient and needed improve-ment. By applying special developed glue and combining two stand-alone seismic retrofit measures, an ampli-fying effect in terms of load bearing capacity and ductility was reached. The proposed seismic retrofit system is tested in bending on wallettes and on walls which were loaded in-plane.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMasonry in a world of challenges :16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, 26-30 June 2016, Padova, Italy
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • seismic, retrofit, masonry, ductile, earthquake, strengthening

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    Türkmen, Ö. S., Vermeltfoort, A. T., & Martens, D. R. W. (2016). Seismic retrofit system for single leaf masonry buildings in Groningen. In Masonry in a world of challenges :16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, 26-30 June 2016, Padova, Italy (pp. 1-8)