Seismic Evaluation and Strengthening of an Existing Masonry Building in Sarajevo, B&H
AbstractA significant number of old unreinforced load-bearing masonry (URM) buildings exist in many countries worldwide, but especially in Europe. In particular, Bosnia and Herzegovina has an important stock of masonry buildings constructed from the 1920s until the 1960s without application of any seismic code, due to their nonexistence at that time. With the 1963 Skopje earthquake, this class of buildings were shown to be rather vulnerable to seismic actions, which exhibited serious damage. This article assesses the seismic vulnerability of a typical multi-storey residential unreinforced load-bearing masonry building located in the heart of Sarajevo, which may be exposed to an earthquake of magnitude up to 6 by Richter’s scale. The buildings of this kind make up to 6% of the entire housing stock in the urban region of Sarajevo, while in Slovenia this percentage is much higher (around 30%). The analysis of a typical building located in Sarajevo revealed its drawbacks and the need for some kind of strengthening intervention to be implemented. Additionally, many structures of this type are overstressed by one to two additional floors (not the case of the analyzed structure) constructed from 1996 onwards. This was due to the massive population increase in the city center of Sarajevo and further increased the vulnerability of these buildings. View Full-Text
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Ademović, N.; Oliveira, D.V.; Lourenço, P.B. Seismic Evaluation and Strengthening of an Existing Masonry Building in Sarajevo, B&H. Buildings 2019, 9, 30.
Ademović N, Oliveira DV, Lourenço PB. Seismic Evaluation and Strengthening of an Existing Masonry Building in Sarajevo, B&H. Buildings. 2019; 9(2):30.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ademović, Naida; Oliveira, Daniel V.; Lourenço, Paulo B. 2019. "Seismic Evaluation and Strengthening of an Existing Masonry Building in Sarajevo, B&H." Buildings 9, no. 2: 30.
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