publication . Article . 2015

Análisis del comportamiento a flexión de muros de adobe reforzados con geomallas

G. Montoya; D. Torrealva; M. Solís; P. Santillán;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2015 Journal: Informes de la Construccion (issn: 0020-0883, eissn: 1988-3234, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
  • Country: Spain
Rammed earth is a widely used building material in many regions of the world. Due to the high seismic risk in those areas, earthen constructions require suitable and efficient reinforcement techniques from a technological and socioeconomic point of view. This paper analyzes the bending behavior of geogrid reinforced adobe walls from an experimental and analytical point of view. The experimental bending moment-curvature relationships are analytically approached. The results show how geogrid reinforcement improves the performance of adobe masonry in terms of strength and ductility. Thus, a better seismic performance is achieved.
free text keywords: Adobe, geogrid reinforcement, seismic design, bending behavior, refuerzo con geomallas, diseño sísmico, comportamiento a flexión, Architecture, NA1-9428, Building construction, TH1-9745, Adobe; geogrid reinforcement; seismic design; bending behavior, Adobe; refuerzo con geomallas; diseño sísmico; comportamiento a flexión, Structural engineering, business.industry, business, Seismic risk, engineering.material, engineering, Geotechnical engineering, Reinforcement, Rammed earth, Masonry, Building material, Seismic analysis, Geogrid
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