Performance of adobe vaults strengthened with LC-TRM: an experimental approach

dc.contributor.authorSadeghi, Neda H.
dc.contributor.authorOliveira, Daniel V.
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Rui A.
dc.contributor.authorMendes, Nuno
dc.contributor.authorCorreia, Mariana
dc.contributor.authorAzizi-Bondarabadi, Hamed
dc.description.abstractDue to the vulnerability of vaulted adobe buildings during the past earthquakes, it is crucial for such building typology to be evaluated in terms of seismic capacity. This paper deals with the seismic performance of historic vaulted adobe construction in adobe houses, typical from the city of Yazd, Iran. To this end, six 1:3 scaled adobe vaults were analyzed experimentally aiming at estimating their structural performance. The tests were performed in loading-unloading steps of increasing amplitude of an imposed vertical displacement at 30% of span. The tests were carried out in two unstrengthened and four strengthened adobe vaults. Vaults were strengthened with a low-cost textile reinforced mortar (LC-TRM), where a low-cost fiber-glass mesh is covered with an earth-based mortar. Two adobe vaults were strengthened at intrados and the other two at extrados. The experimental results show that the vaults behavior is enhanced due to the LC-TRM application, with respect to the unstrengthened vaults. A significant increase of the load-carrying capacity and also an important improvement in ductility was evident. In addition, new failure mechanisms were observed for the strengthened vaults when compared with the formation of the typical four-hinge mechanism of unstrengthened vaults.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationSadeghi, N., Oliveira, D. V., Silva, R. A. M., Mendes, N., Correia, M., & Bondarabadi, H. A. (2017). Performance of adobe vaults strengthened with LC-TRM: an experimental approach. In F. M. Mazzolani, A. Lamas, L. Calado, J. M. Proença, & B. Faggiano (Eds.). [Proceedings of the] 3rd International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions (PROHITECH'17), Lisbon, Portugal, 12-15 july 2017. IST Press. Repositório Institucional UPT.
dc.publisherIST Presspt_PT
dc.rightsrestricted accesspt_PT
dc.subjectAdobe vaultspt_PT
dc.subjectSeismic assessmentpt_PT
dc.subjectFiber-glass meshpt_PT
dc.subjectFailure mechanismspt_PT
dc.titlePerformance of adobe vaults strengthened with LC-TRM: an experimental approachpt_PT
degois.publication.locationLisbon, Portugalpt_PT
degois.publication.title[Proceedings of the] 3rd International Conference on Protection of Historical Constructions (PROHITECH'17)pt_PT
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