Diagnosing Lateral Strength of Existing Concrete or Masonry Buildings

by Daniel P. Abrams, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


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: Earthquake resistant structures | Diagnosis | Existing buildings | Building design | Concrete structures | Wind loads | Concrete construction | Load and resistance factor design

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