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Type: Conference paper
Title: Seismic performance of masonry buildings in the Christchurch earthquakes 2010-2011: A progress report
Author: Moon, L.
Dizhur, D.
Griffith, M.
Ingham, J.
Citation: Proceedings of the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society 2012 Conference / S. Anderson (ed.)
Publisher: Australian Earthquake Engineering Society
Publisher Place: Australia
Issue Date: 2012
Conference Name: Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference (2012 : Gold Coast, Qld.)
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Lisa M. Moon, Dmytro Dizhur, Jason M. Ingham & Michael C. Griffith
Abstract: Following the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011 a number of researchers were sent to Christchurch, New Zealand to document the damage to masonry buildings as part of “Project Masonry”. Coordinated by the Universities of Auckland and Adelaide, researchers came from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Italy, Portugal and the US. The types of masonry investigated were unreinforced clay brick masonry, unreinforced stone masonry, reinforced concrete masonry, residential masonry veneer and churches; masonry infill was not part of this study. This paper focuses on the progress of the unreinforced masonry (URM) component of Project Masonry. To date the research team has completed raw data collection on over 600 URM buildings in the Christchurch area. The results from this study will be extremely relevant to Australian cities since URM buildings in New Zealand are similar to those in Australia.
Keywords: unreinforced masonry; Christchurch earthquakes; seismic retrofit
Rights: Copyright: the authors
RMID: 0020127397
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