The final report of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project, Seismic Stabilization of Historic Adobe Structures, has recently been published. The report is authored by E. Leroy Tolles, Edna Kimbo, Frederick Webster, and William Ginell. it describes tests performed on model adobe buildings to evaluate seismic damage mitigation techniques for retrofitting historic and culturally significant adobe structures. Part of the Getty Seismic Adobe Project, the three-year program outlined in this volume was designed to develop and test minimally invasive, inexpensive, and easily implemented methods for protecting such structures from severe earthquake damage. Small- and large-scale models were tested on computer-controlled shaking...

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