American Society of Civil Engineers


Earthquake Resistant Design and Rehabilitation of Masonry Historical Structures


by P. G. Asteris, M.ASCE, (Visiting Assistant Professor, Faculty of Technological Applications, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Agiou Spyridonos Str., GR 122 10, Egaleo, Greece. E-mail: pasteris@otent.gr.), A. D. Tzamtzis, (Visiting Assistant Professor, Faculty of Technological Applications, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Agiou Spyridonos Str., GR 122 10, Egaleo, Greece.), P. P. Vouthouni, (Research Assistant, Faculty of Architecture, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, GR 54006, Thessaloniki, Greece.), and D. S. Sophianopoulos, (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, GR 383 34, Volos, Greece.)

Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, Vol. 10, No. 1, February 2005, pp. 49-55, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0680(2005)10:1(49))

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Document type: Journal Paper
Abstract: A general methodology for the earthquake resistant design and rehabilitation of damaged masonry historical structures is presented. The whole process is illustrated through a case study: The rehabilitation of Zoodohos Pigi Holy Temple in Athens; a structure that suffered extensive damage during the September 1999 Athens earthquake. The procedures followed in the design, together with a description of the actions taken for the rehabilitation of the Temple and its strengthening against future earthquake actions, are reported.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Earthquake resistant structures
Structural design
Finite element method
Historic sites
Masonry
Rehabilitation
Restoration