Glass damage in the 19 September 1985 Mexico earthquake

Deane Evans, Francisco Javier Lopez Ramirez

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This project has undertaken a systematic investigation of the performance of glass in buildings during the 19 September 1985 Mexico earthquake. The project will: characterized the amount and type of glass damage resulting from the earthquake; delineate relationships between certain physical characteristics of the buildings investigated (glazing system, connections, building structural system, building response) and the amount of glass damage; document selected case studies in detail; and make recommendations for mitigating glass damage. The project is divided into four phases of data collection, data analysis, detailed analysis, and recommendations. Findings to date are summarized.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationReducing Earthquake Hazards
Subtitle of host publicationLessons Learned from the 1985 Mexico Earthquake
PublisherPubl by Earthquake Engineering Research Inst
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0943198291
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Engineering

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