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Nijland, Timo G. (author), Lubelli, B. (author), van Zundert, Kim (author), van Hunen, Michiel (author)
The impregnation of the exterior surface of a masonry wall with a water repellent is a common intervention in (historic) building renovation and maintenance. Such treatments, whilst degrading at the surface with time under influence of ultra violet light, remain effective below the surface several decades after their application. During...
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Arslan, O. (author)
Post-earthquake structural damage shows that out-of-plane wall collapse is one of the most prevalent failure mechanisms in unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings. This issue is particularly critical in Groningen, a province located in the northern part of the Netherlands, where low-intensity ground shaking has occurred since 1991 due to gas...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Jain, Uday (author)
Masonry structures occupy a significant share of the current building stock due to widespread material availability and cost-effectiveness. Regions with high seismicity, like the Himalayas, have typically developed local seismic culture over the centuries. This has led to improved construction techniques providing an enhanced seismic performance...
master thesis 2023
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van Breda, Stijn (author)
Masonry arch bridges have been around for centuries and are, in the Netherlands, mostly located in historical city centres. As the axle loads of vehicles passing these bridges have increased over the years, the need to re-evaluate the structural safety of these bridges has increases. To do so, different techniques have been developed. However,...
master thesis 2023
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Ghosh, Swarnangshu (author)
The preservation of historical heritage buildings frequently requires the assessment of brick masonry structures. These structures exhibit complex behaviour due to the arrangement of units and the interaction between bricks and mortar. This study aims to compare two modelling techniques for simulating masonry's compressive response and...
master thesis 2023
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Sharma, Sudaya (author)
Previous earthquake reports have highlighted the high vulnerability of masonry walls to failure when subjected to the out-of-plane (OOP) loading. Particularly, this OOP failure is a significant cause of collapse in unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings, especially those with slender walls and large openings. Moreover, in the past they were...
master thesis 2023
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Hubregtse, Ninah (author)
Energy consumption has become a significant global issue due to climatic and environmental challenges, a lack of energy resources, and rising energy prices. The building stock accounts for 40% of the total energy consumption. Therefore, efforts should be made to explore possibilities to reduce energy consumption and related CO2-emissions, not...
master thesis 2023
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Joshi, Amey (author)
The light and frequent earthquakes in the north of the Netherlands, particularly in the province of Groningen, have recently exposed the unreinforced masonry structures to seismic activities. Since these structures do not adhere to seismic regulations, they are considered vulnerable to seismicity. The ultimate state capacity of the structures is...
master thesis 2023
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Manos, Peter (author)
For the first time since the 1970s, concrete plans are in motion to bring humans back to the Moon through the Artemis programme. The dawning era of space exploration aims to set the groundwork for long-term off-Earth settlement, with sights on bringing the first humans to Mars. In order to provide a safe means of inhabiting extraterrestrial (ET)...
master thesis 2023
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Jain, Uday (author)
A large share of the buildings today is still masonry buildings, both reinforced and unreinforced. Post-earthquake reconnaissance studies have shown a remarkable difference between the performance of reinforced and unreinforced masonry buildings. While the unreinforced masonry buildings tend to suffer severe damage, even collapse, resulting in...
student report 2023
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Akbaba, Kaan (author)
Designing structures that are more sustainable is a relevant topic within the construction industry. By choosing materials that have a low embodied energy value and optimizing the structures that can be constructed by these materials, one could potentially minimize the economical and environmental footprint of a structural design.<br/><br/>As...
master thesis 2023
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Prosperi, A. (author), Korswagen, Paul A. (author), Korff, M. (author), Schipper, H.R. (author), Rots, J.G. (author)
In the Netherlands, the potential damage to the building stock due to subsidence phenomena has recently received increased awareness. However, evaluating and predicting damage to buildings in subsiding areas is a complex task that requires associating the vulnerability of exposed structures with the intensity of the subsidence hazard....
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Gaggero, M.B. (author), Korswagen, Paul A. (author), Esposito, R. (author), Rots, J.G. (author)
Innovative solutions for seismic-retrofitting existing structures are currently required, as often traditional strategies are expensive, non-reversible, highly invasive, and/or fail to address both serviceability and ultimate limit states together. The present paper describes a preliminary experimental campaign performed at TU Delft to...
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Gaggero, M.B. (author), Esposito, R. (author)
The brick-to-mortar bond often represents the weakest link leading to cracking and failure of masonry structures. For this reason, the in-situ characterization of masonry’s flexural bond behaviour (here defined as flexural bond strength and flexural bond fracture energy), is essential for the assessment of existing buildings. Among masonry...
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Mirra, M. (author), Gerardini, Andrea (author), Ghirardelli, Sergio (author), Ravenshorst, G.J.P. (author), van de Kuilen, J.W.G. (author)
This work presents the application of timber-based retrofitting techniques to a case-study stone masonry church featuring a wooden roof from 18<sup>th</sup> century. From the static point of view, the original roof structure presented a number of undersized structural elements, and its members were poorly or not connected among each other and...
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Prosperi, A. (author), Longo, M. (author), Korswagen, Paul A. (author), Korff, M. (author), Rots, J.G. (author)
This study aims to investigate the damage response of unreinforced masonry (URM) façades resting on strip foundations and subjected to ground settlements via numerical models. The models depict the non-linear constitutive behaviour of both the masonry, via smeared cracking, and of the soil-foundation interaction, via nonlinear interface...
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Li, X. (author), Esposito, R. (author)
The present work aims at providing insights on the material characterization of multi-wythe masonry infrastructure, in particular exploring a through-thickness effect of mechanical properties and benchmarking the core testing as an efficient slightly-destructive testing method. An experimental campaign was carried out to characterize shear,...
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Oktiovan, Y.P. (author), Davis, L. (author), Wilson, R. (author), Dell'Endice, A. (author), Mehrotra, A.A. (author), Pulatsu, B. (author), Malomo, D. (author)
The assessment of the seismic performance of unreinforced masonry cross-vaults is still a challenge in numerical analysis, due to complex curved geometries and bond patterns, and uncertainties related to the selection of adequate modeling strategies, including but not limited to that of material properties, damping scheme, and unit/joint...
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Ho Lee, Ka (author), Mehrotra, A.A. (author), Esposito, R. (author)
Bed joint reinforced repointing is a retrofitting technique for unreinforced masonry structures that is commonly applied in the Netherlands to repair settlement-induced damage. Using this technique, the bed joints of masonry walls are reinforced with steel rebars that are embedded in a high strength repair mortar. Due to the increase of...
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Murano, Antonio (author), Mehrotra, A.A. (author), Ortega, Javier (author), Rodrigues, Hugo (author), Vasconcelos, Graça (author)
This work compares the ability of different numerical modelling approaches to simulate the out-of-plane behaviour of two-leaf stone masonry walls with different masonry bond configurations: an irregular drystone stone masonry wall and a masonry wall with roughly cut regular stone units. Finite element modelling, considering both a micro and...
journal article 2023
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