Structural damage assessment of Huaca de la Luna, Perú: Preliminary results from ongoing multidisciplinary study

R. Aguilar, G. Zavala, B. Castañeda, S. Lopez, S. Retamozo, M. Montesinos, M. A. Pando, Y. Dong, R. Perucchio

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Abstract

This paper presents a comprehensive update of the structural damage assessment of the complex Huaca de la Luna, which is one the most important heritage monuments in northern Peru, and was built by the Moche civilization from 100 AD to 650 AD. The paper presents an overview of the initial hypothesis identified to explain the nature of the damage encountered in the Huaca. The results highlight how the combination of material evaluations, coupled with geotechnical investigations have been essential in constructing a series of 2D nonlinear FE models for the structural analyses under gravitational loading of the Huaca. Results of the analyses conducted to date show the importance of a multidisciplinary approach for assessing the structural safety in these types of buildings.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Subtitle of host publicationAnamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016
EditorsKoen Van Balen, Els Verstrynge, Koen Van Balen
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages465-472
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138029514
DOIs
StateIndexed - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 13 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameStructural Analysis of Historical Constructions: Anamnesis, diagnosis, therapy, controls - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, SAHC 2016
Country/TerritoryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period13/09/1615/09/16

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