This project has undertaken a systematic investigation of the performance of glass in buildings during the 19 September 1985 Mexico earthquake. The project will: characterized the amount and type of glass damage resulting from the earthquake; delineate relationships between certain physical characteristics of the buildings investigated (glazing system, connections, building structural system, building response) and the amount of glass damage; document selected case studies in detail; and make recommendations for mitigating glass damage. The project is divided into four phases of data collection, data analysis, detailed analysis, and recommendations. Findings to date are summarized.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Reducing Earthquake Hazards|
|Subtitle of host publication||Lessons Learned from the 1985 Mexico Earthquake|
|Publisher||Publ by Earthquake Engineering Research Inst|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1989|
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