Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Ancient Masonry Building: An Experimental Method

Nuno Mendes, Paulo B. Lourenço, A. Campos-Costa
2010 Advanced Materials Research  
This paper presents a review of the methods for seismic vulnerability assessment, together with an experimental method based on shaking table testing. This method is applied to a Portuguese masonry building typology with stone walls and timber floors, subjected to increasing earthquake damage. Traditional-like materials and techniques are used in the building. The vulnerability curves are presented and the damage indicator is correlated with the crack patterns and EMS 98.
doi:10.4028/ fatcat:3lip4gepo5elvis4qw5havhocq