Adobe, or mud brick, has been widely used as a building material in the American Southwest, including California. The vulnerability of many original adobe structures to damage or destruction from earthquakes has been of great concern. The guidelines presented here address the practical aspects of this problem and represent the culmination of 12 years of research and testing on the seismic retrofitting of adobe buildings. These guidelines can assist in the planning of seismic retrofitting projects consistent with both conservation principles and established public policy.... a:44, 45, 45f, 51, 52f in model testing, b:27f, 147 in out-of-plane stability, a:21 vertical cracks in, and corner collapse, a:27 bearing plates, ... 44 of large-scale models, b:100, 101f Bolcoff Adobe, aage-valuea of, c:15f, 15a16 bond beam anchorage of, c:41a42, 57t, 65 definition ... c:21, 31a32 bracing, diagonal, b:56, 56f, 72 Brandi, Cesare, on cultural property, c:14 building use, in retrofit planning, c:30a31anbsp;...
|Title||:||Planning and Engineering Guidelines for the Seismic Retrofitting of Historic Adobe Structures|
|Author||:||E. Leroy Tolles, Edna E. Kimbro, William S. Ginell|
|Publisher||:||Getty Publications - 2003-03-20|