Mechanical characterisation of traditional brick masonry in Kathmandu, Nepal
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1 October 2018

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Mechanical characterisation of traditional brick masonry in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Date published

1 October 2018

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This research involved mechanical testing of brick and mortar types used in Kathmandu.

Research funded by: EEFIT Research Grant 2017
Researcher: Claudio Corallo and Evan Speer 
Organisation: The Moreton Partnership​

The Gorkha earthquake of April 2015 was followed by a renewed demand for bricks to use in reconstruction efforts. Local and foreign experts have attempted to improve construction methods and production to reduce the seismic vulnerability of local buildings.

This project takes a systematic approach to the mechanical testing of bricks and mortars used in the locality.

Local suppliers provided samples of three different brick types and a further two historic brick types were included.

All brick types were subjected to uniaxial testing and three-point bending and the results provided in the report.

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Format:
pdf
Pages:
5
Publisher:
IStructE

Tags

Historic Materials Report Grants Masonry Wall Seismic & Vibration EEFIT

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