Seismic Assessment of Bell Towers of Mexican Colonial Churches

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The seismic assessment of bell towers of churches built during the colonial period in Mexico is studied. Two representative typologies of churches of the southwest of Mexico are considered. The results of non-linear static and the non-linear dynamic analyses are compared. The results show that it is not recommended the use of non-linear static analyses; being necessary the use of full non-linear dynamic analyses.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 133-134)

Edited by:

Xianglin Gu and Xiaobin Song

Pages:

585-590

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.133-134.585

Citation:

F. Peña and M. Meza, "Seismic Assessment of Bell Towers of Mexican Colonial Churches", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 133-134, pp. 585-590, 2010

Online since:

October 2010

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