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Title: Post-earthquake Reconstruction using Chainwire as Reinforcement.
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Abstract:The devastating earthquake in Pakistan and India in October 2005 left nearly 3 million people homeless. Their homes were reduced to rubble. Since then “The Earthquake Roundtable” have pursued a notion of using a gabion-type concept so that the rubble becomes a useful building material. One method that has been explored is to use chainwire as a basic reinforcement material. The present paper reports on a series of simple tests. These experiments have looked at the shear behaviour and energy absorbing capacity of clear chainwire panels and chainwire panels coated with a cement mortar to simulate a mortar layer on a wall. Supplementary tests have examined the load-carrying capacity of rubble-filled gabion style boxes and cylinders. The tests are intended to be precursors to more detailed static and near full-scale shake table testing provided the resources can be found to support the investigation.
Concrete Institute of Australia, International Partner Access.
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