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Quasi-static In-Plane Testing of Adobe Masonry Walls and Structures

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The lateral seismic capacity and the in-plane failure pattern of adobe masonry may be understood by performing quasi-static experimental tests on full-scale adobe walls. Information regarding the maximum lateral capacity and the displacement ductility are normally obtained during these tests. Also, information about limit states could be obtained. Along the years, universities in Europe, Asia and Latin America have performed this type of tests and the results of some of these works are summarized in this chapter.


  • Cyclic behaviour
  • Adobe wall
  • In-plane capacity
  • Failure pattern

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Tarque, N. et al. (2021). Quasi-static In-Plane Testing of Adobe Masonry Walls and Structures. In: Varum, H., Parisi, F., Tarque, N., Silveira, D. (eds) Structural Characterization and Seismic Retrofitting of Adobe Constructions. Building Pathology and Rehabilitation, vol 20. Springer, Cham.

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