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EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT
CONFINED MASONRY CONSTRUCTION
THIRD EDITION

By Svetlana Brzev & Keya Mitra

Confined masonry is a time tested method that has been traditionally adopted worldwide in high seismic regions. Experiences from past earthquakes suggest that this method of construction helps prevent collapse of houses, and therefore should be encouraged worldwide. As part of the effort to popularise this type of construction, this document prepared by Dr.Svetlana Brzev, Visiting Professor, Civil Engineering, IIT Gandhinagar, Gujrat, India and Dr. Keya Mitra, Professor, Department of Architecture, Town and Regional Planning Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur, West Bengal, India. This document presents confined mansonry construction as an alternative form of masonry construction in seismic areas. It contains a review of the international state-of-the-practice as well as guidelines for construction of new structures by this method.

The preparation of this document was supported by the Centre for Safety Engineering, IIT Gandhinagar, Building Materials and Technology Promotion Council, New Delhi and the National Information Center of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Kanpur.

 
Contents:
Front Cover
Preface

Chapter 1: Earthquakes and How They Affect Buildings

 

Chapter 2: Confined Masonry: Key Components & Worldwide Applications

 

Chapter 3: How are Confined Masonry Buildings Different from Unreinforced Masonry and RC Frames with Masonry Infills?

 

Chapter 4: How Earthquake Forces are Resisted in Confined Masonry Buildings

 

Chapter 5: How Confined Masonry Buildings Performed in Past Earthquakes

 
Chapter 6: Conceptual Architectural Planning and Design of Confined Masonry Buildings
 

Chapter 7: Preliminary Seismic Safety Check for CM Buildings

 

Chapter 8: Construction of CM Buildings

 

Chapter 9: Concluding Remarks

Back Cover

 

 

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