Cost effective rehab scheme for URM structures

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URM construction is the most hazardous form of construction in a seismic environment. In response to the need for development of practical methods for seismic retrofitting of unreinforced masonry (URM) walls that aim at increasing the ductility/stability, an innovative method that uses recycled plastics profiles is proposed. In this method, profiles of recycled plastics lumbers will be attached to both sides of the wall. The inherent flexibility and high strength of the recycled plastics combined with their low costs makes the proposed approach effective, yet economical. This presentation will discuss the proposed rehab scheme and the results of an experimental test which support the merit of the method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Dec 3 1996Dec 5 1996


OtherProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Natural Disaster Reduction
CityWashington, DC, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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