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Seismic Stabilization of Historic Adobe Structures: Final Report of the Getty Adobe Project
     

Seismic Stabilization of Historic Adobe Structures: Final Report of the Getty Adobe Project

by E. Leroy Tolles
 

This book describes tests performed on model adobe buildings used to evaluate seismic damage mitigation techniques applicable to the retrofitting of historic and culturally significant adobe structures. Part of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project (GSAP), the three-year program outlined in this volume was designed to develop and test minimally invasive, inexpensive, and

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This book describes tests performed on model adobe buildings used to evaluate seismic damage mitigation techniques applicable to the retrofitting of historic and culturally significant adobe structures. Part of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project (GSAP), the three-year program outlined in this volume was designed to develop and test minimally invasive, inexpensive, and easily implemented methods of protecting such structures from severe earthquake damage. The authors identify typical failure modes of adobe structures and describe specific retrofit techniques to help minimize such failures. Extensive photographic documentation is included.

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Describes tests performed on model adobe buildings to evaluate seismic damage mitigation techniques applicable to the retrofitting of historic and culturally significant adobe structures. Outlines a three-year program to develop and test minimally invasive, inexpensive, and easily implemented methods of protecting such structures from severe earthquake damage. Extensive b&w photo documentation is included. Tolles is a structural engineer in the private sector. The book does not have a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892365876
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
GCI Scientific Program Report Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

E. Leroy Tolles is a structural engineer with ELT & Associates and was principal investigator for GSAP. Edna E. Kimbro is an architectural conservator and historian specializing in the preservation of Hispanic-era buildings and material culture. Frederick A. Webster is a civil engineer who specializes in design, repair, and retrofitting of historic buildings. William S. Ginell is a senior conservation research scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute and was project director of GSAP. Tolles, Webster, and Kimbro are coauthors, with Anthony Crosby, of Survey of Damage to Historic Adobe Buildings after the January 1994 Northridge Earthquake.

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