Innovative Ways of Dealing with Existing Problems: How to reliably Assess the Cause of Damage of Masonry Structures in an Area with Man-induced Earthquakes?

Karel Terwel*, Roel Schipper

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Abstract

Groningen, a province in the northern part of the Netherlands, suffers from earthquakes because of gas drilling. The residential building stock in Groningen was not designed for these loads. Over the years a lot of smaller and larger damage has developed, possibly - but not necessarily - caused by the effects of gas drilling. Delft University of Technology was asked by the Dutch government to come up with a method to reliably assess the cause of damage of masonry structures in Groningen. This paper discusses the developed approach for reliably assessing the causes of failure of masonry structures in earthquake-prone areas and the way innovative monitoring techniques were applied.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIABSE Symposium, Nantes 2018
Subtitle of host publicationTomorrow's Megastructures
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
PagesS23-39-S23-46
Volume112
ISBN (Electronic)9783857481611
ISBN (Print)978-1-5108-7385-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event40th IABSE Symposium in Nantes 2018: Tomorrow's Megastructures - Nantes, France
Duration: 19 Sep 201821 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference40th IABSE Symposium in Nantes 2018: Tomorrow's Megastructures
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityNantes
Period19/09/1821/09/18

Keywords

  • Cracks
  • Damage investigations
  • Forensic engineering
  • Masonry structures
  • Monitoring techniques

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