Seismic Stabilization of Historic Adobe Structures - Final Report of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project . Tolles

Series:
BIBLIOTHECA PAEDIATRICA REF KARGER
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication date:
31 Mar 2006
ISBN:
9780892365876
Imprint:
Getty Publications
Dimensions:
200 pages: 277 x 215 x 12mm
Illustrations:
286 b&w illustrations, 15 drawings

A description of the design, experimental procedures and results of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project, which set out to identify and evaluate methods for the seismic protection of historical and culturally significant Adobe structures. The book identifies typical failure modes of adobe structures and outlines retrofitting techniques applicable to minimize these failures. Photographic documentation illustrates the effects of retrofitting on the models tested.