UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Structural Characterization and Numerical Modeling of Historic Quincha Walls

Quinn, N; Dayala, D; Descamps, T; (2016) Structural Characterization and Numerical Modeling of Historic Quincha Walls. International Journal of Architectural Heritage , 10 (2-3) pp. 300-331. 10.1080/15583058.2015.1113337. Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
Quinn et al 2016 Structural characterisation and Numerical Modeling of Historic Quincha Walls.pdf

Download (8MB) | Preview

Abstract

Quincha is a construction technique found in upper stories of many historic residential buildings on the coast of Peru, consisting of a timber frame with a woven cane and mud infill. This article presents the methodology for the development of a numerical model of the quincha system. The quincha walls have been subdivided into three components, the timber frame, bracing, and infill, and the modeling of each component is calibrated separately using experimental and analytical techniques. The resulting numerical model is found to successfully reproduce the behaviour of test specimens. The developed model can be used to assess the global seismic behavior of historic buildings containing quincha of varying geometries. This is demonstrated by modeling a portion of one of the facades of a well-known casona in Lima, Hotel el Comercio.

Type: Article
Title: Structural Characterization and Numerical Modeling of Historic Quincha Walls
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/15583058.2015.1113337
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15583058.2015.1113337
Language: English
Additional information: Special issue: SAHC 2014 Conference. Copyright © 2016 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the International Journal of Architectural Heritage on 8 December 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15583058.2015.1113337
Keywords: infilled timber frames, numerical modeling, Peru, quincha, seismic assessment
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1494583
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item