Improving the Sustainability of Traditional Dwellings in Yunnan, China: Seismic Resistance Testing of Wood-frame and Earth-Built Wall Dwellings

Yu Bai, Jing Gao, Adrian Pitts, Yun Gao, Wenfeng Bai, Zhong Tao

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Abstract

The Southwest provinces of China are locations with a rich variety of different dwelling design typologies based on traditional cultures and ethnic groups. In this area, the Province of Yunnan has many such dwelling types, and it is also an area with most frequent earthquakes in China. The seismic problems of housing structure must therefore be solved as part of the study on sustainable development of villages to provide relevant advice for future design options. This paper reports research, which evolved over a ten-year period that deals with the seismic capacity of residential buildings. Simulations using shaking table tests were carried out to assess the performance of traditional residential structures as well with the impacts of material modifications and the structural strengthening of common residential building components found in Yunnan. Relevant and pertinent construction technology solutions that could enhance the seismic capacity of residential buildings and act as innovative improvements for the sustainability of rural dwellings are suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Article number977
Number of pages19
JournalSustainability
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2019

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  • Activities

    • 1 Editorial work
    • 1 Membership of a Society or Institute
    • 1 Invited talk

    Sustainability (Journal)

    Yun Gao (Editor) & Adrian Pitts (Editor)

    1 May 20181 Oct 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Achieving Sustainable Village Development through Traditional and Innovative Approaches

    Adrian Pitts (Speaker)

    28 Oct 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Vernacular Architectural Group (External organisation)

    Yun Gao (Member)

    2017

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of a Society or Institute

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