Mar 22 – 24, 2023
The Westin Zagreb, Croatia
Europe/Zagreb timezone

Comparison of non-destructive and semi-destructive methods for the post-earthquake assessment of existing masonry

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The Westin Zagreb, Croatia

The Westin Zagreb, Croatia

Kršnjavoga 1 10 000 Zagreb
Full paper - scientific Experimental Techniques for Characterization of Materials and Structures


Luka Lulić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering)


After a long period of inactivity, strong seismic events occurred in Croatia. Due to the extensive damage caused by the recent earthquakes, a significant phase of reconstruction and strengthening follows. Determining the actual seismic behavior of existing masonry structures is of great importance for future management and the economical and purposeful strengthening of the load-bearing structure. Modern software solutions and design methods are an essential part of the assessment, but they are only as useful as long as the input parameters are reliable. This is where in-situ test methods come into play, providing useful information about the mechanical properties of the structure. In the paper, the flat-jack method and sonic pulse velocity method are described in more detail and the results of certain tests are presented and compared.


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Luka Lulić (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering)


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