Performance of Masonry in Disasters: Lessons Learned and Research Needs Identified

by Richard E. Klingner,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures 2001: A Structural Engineering Odyssey


This presentation described in this extended abstract is one of several in a panel discussion entitled Enhanced Research in Masonry. The objectives of the presentation are to discuss the following topics: (1) reasons to study the performance of masonry in disasters; (2) how to organize a performance-oriented disaster investigation program; (3) sample investigations carried out by one such program; (4) some lessons learned from those investigations; and (5) the future of disaster investigation.

Subject Headings: Masonry | Disasters and hazards | Panels (structural) | Seismic tests | Seismic effects

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