Earhquake Damage To Masonry Structures And Their Repair


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Title: Earhquake Damage To Masonry Structures And Their Repair

Author(s): L. T. Evans and M. Rossen

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 30

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 129-136

Keywords: none

Date: 11/1/1933

Authors cite some of the lessons learned and show some of the repair methods used on brick and concrete structures damaged Long Beach, Calif. A majority of earthquake at faliures in brick structures were of two types: diagonal fractures that usually followed mortar joints, and horizontal shearcracks. Most of the damage in reinforced concrete structures was due to poor design or poor construction. Repair methods included the use of shotcrete "welds." The authors recommend design procedures to eliminate much of the damage earthquakes. resulting from