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Seismic Disaster Prevention in the History of Structures in Greece

  • P. G. Touliatis
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 359)

Abstract

Living in a country of frequent and high seismic activity and observing the disastrous influence of that activity to the constructions for several thousands of years, people recognized form the very early stages of the history the necessity of the aseismic behaviour of the buildings.

Many related techniques have been developed for at least 35 centuries and are still developing under the impetus of the modern technology.

This paper is trying to describe some characteristic aseismic traditional techniques in Greece and to formulate their basic principles.

Keywords

Seismic Action Aseismic Culture Stone Wall Stone Masonry Timber Frame 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Touliatis
    • 1
  1. 1.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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