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Journal of Earth System Science

, Volume 112, Issue 3, pp 431–440 | Cite as

Behaviour of masonry structures during the Bhuj earthquake of january 2001

  • K. S. Jagadish
  • S. Raghunath
  • K. S. Nanjunda Rao
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Abstract

A variety of masonry structures suffered damage during the recent Bhuj earthquake. Some of the traditional masonry structures had no earthquake resistant features and suffered considerable damage. This paper attempts to evaluate the behaviour of masonry structures based on the type of masonry used in places like Bhuj, Anjar, Bhachau, Morbi, Samakhyali and several other places. Quite a few masonry buildings had used earthquake resistant features like lintel bands and corner reinforcements. The cracking and failure patterns of such buildings have also been examined. The paper concludes with a discussion on the relevance of the current codal provisions for earthquake resistance of masonry structures and the direction of further research in the area.

Keywords

Masonry out-of-plane failure earthquake resistance ductility containment reinforcement 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. S. Jagadish
    • 1
  • S. Raghunath
    • 2
  • K. S. Nanjunda Rao
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringB.M.S College of EngineeringBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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