An Investigation of Shear Wall of Moen-Jo-Daro Using Mechanical Properties


  • Shazada Muhammad Umair Khan Complex System Interaction Lab.
  • Jae Seung Park Hanyang University



Moen-Jo-Daro, Finite-elements, SALT


This investigation is based on the event that occur in 2000 and 2012 at Moen-Jo-Daro the extensive decay of Moen-Jo-Daro wall that replacement of bricks with new over damaged bricks. Damaged bricks due to the formation of various generated forces, continutiy of thrust resulted in the progressive instability of the lateral wall and formation of minor and major cracks. There are several walls which are facing similar problem, hence, a cubical clay model in 1/4-scale was built and investegated under service conditions. Finite-element FE, Models were generated to simulate the response of the structure, behaviour and safety of the prototype.


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Author Biographies

Shazada Muhammad Umair Khan, Complex System Interaction Lab.

PhD. Candidate at Complex System Interaction Lab.

Jae Seung Park, Hanyang University

Department of Industrial and Information System Engineering. Faculty at Health Care Architecture Lab.
Department of Architecture. Hanyang University, ERICA Campus, South Korea.


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How to Cite

Umair Khan, S. M., & Park, J. S. (2014). An Investigation of Shear Wall of Moen-Jo-Daro Using Mechanical Properties. Virtual Archaeology Review, 5(10), 127–139.