Seismic risk mitigation for the east African countries - case study: Salima, Malawi

Author: Viviana Novelli

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18 October 2019

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Seismic risk mitigation for the east African countries - case study: Salima, Malawi


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Date published

18 October 2019

Author

Viviana Novelli

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Free

First published

N/A

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Author

Viviana Novelli

A report from a project funded by a 2018 EEFIT Research Grant.

This report presents a strategy to mitigate seismic risk with low-cost engineering solutions considering how the shortcomings of the poorly built informal masonry houses in Malawi affect their seismic response and failure modes.

Formal and informal settlements in Salima are surveyed, and experimental works are carried out on local masonry and typical mortars adopted in the construction practice.

The effectiveness of different mitigation solutions for enhancing the seismic resilience in Salima is discussed and evaluated by comparing the building performance before and after the retrofitting measures are applied to the existing houses.

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