Performance of masonry buildings during the 2011 Lorca earthquake

Hermanns, Lutz Karl Heinz and Fraile de Lerma, Alberto and Alarcón Álvarez, Enrique and Álvarez Cabal, Ramón (2012). Performance of masonry buildings during the 2011 Lorca earthquake. In: "15th. World Conference on Earthquake Engineering", 24/09/2012-28/09/2012, Lisboa.

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Title: Performance of masonry buildings during the 2011 Lorca earthquake
Author/s:
  • Hermanns, Lutz Karl Heinz
  • Fraile de Lerma, Alberto
  • Alarcón Álvarez, Enrique
  • Álvarez Cabal, Ramón
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 15th. World Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Event Dates: 24/09/2012-28/09/2012
Event Location: Lisboa
Title of Book: 15 World Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Date: 2012
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Lorca Earthquake, Masonry, Infill, Column Shear Demand, Shear failure
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Mecánica Estructural y Construcciones Industriales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

On Wednesday 11th May 2011 at 6:47 pm (local time) a magnitude 5.1 Mw earthquake occurred 6 km northeast of Lorca with a depth of around 2 km. As a consequence of the shallow depth and the small epicentral distance, important damage was produced in several masonry constructions and even led to the collapse of some of them. Pieces of the facades of several buildings fell down onto the sidewalk, being one of the reasons for the killing of a total of 9 people. The objective of this paper is to describe and analyze the failure patterns observed in unreinforced masonry buildings ranging from 3 to 8 floors in height. First, a brief description of the local building practices of masonry buildings is given. Then, the most important failure types of masonry buildings are described and discussed. After that, a more detailed analysis of one particular building is presented.

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Item ID: 26063
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/26063/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:26063
Official URL: http://www.coming.pt/15wcee/general.html
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Industriales
Deposited on: 16 May 2014 11:49
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 15:52
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