Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Ancient Masonry Building: An Experimental Method
This paper presents a review of the methods for seismic vulnerability assessment, together with an experimental method based on shaking table testing. This method is applied to a Portuguese masonry building typology with stone walls and timber floors, subjected to increasing earthquake damage. Traditional-like materials and techniques are used in the building. The vulnerability curves are presented and the damage indicator is correlated with the crack patterns and EMS 98.
Xianglin Gu and Xiaobin Song
N. Mendes et al., "Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Ancient Masonry Building: An Experimental Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 133-134, pp. 635-640, 2010