WIT Press


Preliminary Investigation Of Earthquake Risk To Inca's Architectural Heritage

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ER030161

Volume

72

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

1061.27 kb

Author(s)

C. Cuadra, M. B. Karkee, J. Ogawa & J. Rojas

Abstract

Preliminary investigation of earthquake risk to Inca's architectural heritage C. ~uadra', M. B. ~arkee', J. ogawal & J. ~ o j a s ~ 1 Graduate School of System Science & Technology, Department of Architecture and Environment Systems, Akita Prefectural University, Tsuchiya, Honjo, Akita, Japan 2 Faculty of Civil Engineering, National University of Cusco San Antonio Abad, Cusco, Peru Abstract The city of Cusco and the citadel of Machupicchu are selected as representative locations of important Inca constructions to perform seismic hazard analysis, which is considered as the first step towards developing a rational approach to seismic risk analysis of the Inca architectural heritage. Evaluation of the vulnerability of the heritage structures to prevalent earthquake hazards is another important aspect essential for risk analysis. As a first step to proper understanding of the behavior of these heritage structures, typical elements of Inca construction are studied by simple analytical models to ver

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