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Prof. T. Hikmet Karakoc
Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2018 Vol.10(4): 300-307 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2018.V10.1074

A Survey on Seismic Reinforcement Systems of Adobe Buildings in Iran

S. Farahbakhsh and D. Heydari Beni
Abstract—Regarding the fact that a vast part of Iran plateau is covered with desert lands, adobe has been used as the main building material, especially in historic buildings. Although the large number of earthquakes happen in Iran, adobe structures have no resistance to dynamic actions such as earthquakes. Today, various seismic reinforcement systems have been employed in such buildings. This research indicates that each technique has different results in implementation and functional scopes. Considering the lack of practical analysis of these techniques in previous researches, the present paper tries to find out the positive and negative points of each technique as the research strategy in a descriptive-analytic-comparative way. The result declares that these prevalent reinforcement systems are in accordance with brick buildings’ regulations, and it is necessary to provide seismic reinforcement systems in accordance with adobe buildings’ seismic behavior and adobe material traits.

Index Terms—Iran, adobe buildings, reinforcement, earthquake.

The authors are with the College of Heritage Conservation, Art University of Isfahan, Iran (e-mail: salehe_farahbakhsh@yahoo.com, daryush_heydari@yahoo.com).


Cite: S. Farahbakhsh and D. Heydari Beni, "A Survey on Seismic Reinforcement Systems of Adobe Buildings in Iran," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 300-307, 2018.

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