• Posts Tagged ‘Seismic Design Codes’

    How do Brick Masonry Houses Behave during Earthquakes?

    by  • February 9, 2013 • Construction Information, EarthQuake • 0 Comments

      Behaviour of Brick Masonry Walls Masonry buildings are brittle structures and one of the most vulnerable of the entire building stock under strong earthquake shaking. The large number of human fatalities in such constructions during the past earthquakes in India corroborates this. Thus, it is very important to improve the seismic behaviour of...

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    Importance of Seismic Design Codes

    by  • February 9, 2013 • EarthQuake, Indian Code, Indian Standard Codes • 0 Comments

    Learning Earthquake Design and Construction 11. What are the Indian Seismic Codes? Ground vibrations during earthquakes cause forces and deformations in structures. Structures need to be designed to withstand such forces and deformations. Seismic codes help to improve the behaviour of structures so that they may withstand the earthquake effects without significant loss of...

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