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Mirra, M. (author)
Existing masonry buildings are very frequently part of the architectural context for several countries all over the world. These constructions often feature masonry walls as vertical structural elements, and timber floors and roofs as horizontal components. The often poor characteristics of masonry, along with the in-plane flexibility of the...
doctoral thesis 2022
van Wijnbergen, E.C.M. (author)
The traditional brick masonry houses in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal are highly vulnerable to seismic excitations, due to their low-strength masonry material and the lack of sufficient connections. Research is needed on how to make these houses more earthquake resistant; preferably without interfering with the original architecture. Tying the...
master thesis 2016