Seismic Assessment of a Historical Masonry Building
To revitalize a historical building, the Taipei Camphor Factory, a major renovation is being coordinated by National Taiwan Museum. As part of the project, a seismic assessment was conducted to ensure the structural safety of the building. A three-dimensional finite-element analysis was carried out based on material data collected from the field, and it was found out that both the as-is building and the current retrofit plan would not provide adequate seismic capacity. To resolve this problem, an shear walls scheme was configured and seemed to yield a much better performance.
C. H. Huang et al., "Seismic Assessment of a Historical Masonry Building", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 168-170, pp. 814-817, 2011