PURR may experience downtime this Thursday (10/17) in the afternoon for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. close

Performance of Masonry Structures in Nepal

Listed in Datasets

By Prateek Pratap Shah1, Pranjal Pratap Shah2, Praveen Pratap Shah3

1. Purdue University 2. University of California, Berkeley 3. Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology

A survey of 21 masonry structures was carried out in Kirtipur, Nepal from June 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016.

Go to data

Additional materials available

Version 1.0 - published on 18 Sep 2017 doi:10.4231/R7RV0KVB - cite this Archived on 19 Oct 2017

Licensed under Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Image1.jpg Image2.jpg


A survey of 21 masonry structures was carried out in Kirtipur, Nepal from June 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016. The masonry structures surveyed were constructed using a combination of mud mortar and stones, mud mortar and clay bricks, and cement mortar and clay bricks. The survey was conducted to study typical construction practices and detailing used in masonry structures in Nepal.

The data collected during the survey included structure coordinates, floor plans, plan dimensions, floor heights, wall thicknesses, mortar thicknesses, mortar type, stone/brick sizes, number of floors, photographs, and information on use of seismic banding.

The following information is presented in the parameter column:

  •     Event
  •     Building ID
  •     Number of Floors Above Ground
  •     Average Floor Height
  •     Average Stone Wall Thickness
  •     Mortar Type
  •     Maximum Length between Supports
  •     Minimum Length between Supports
  •     Seismic Banding
  •     Aspect Ratio

Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:



This dataset was compiled on 2016-09-08 by Prateek Shah and originally created in the datacenterhub. Its original location is at https://datacenterhub.org/resources/14223. This dataset was imported to PURR for preservation and long-term access in summer 2017.

The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) is a university core research facility provided by the Purdue University Libraries, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, and Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP).