Diagnosing Lateral Strength of Existing Concrete or Masonry Buildingsby Daniel P. Abrams, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, United States,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation
Abstract: A research prospectus is presented for improving present methods of structural evaluation for concrete and masonry buildings. Specifically, the proposed research plan is limited to strength evaluations of lateral strength that are necessary to insure the safety of buildings subjected to earthquakes or strong winds.
Subject Headings: Concrete structures | Earthquake resistant structures | Masonry | Building design | Wind engineering | Earthquakes | Strength of materials | Concrete
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