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Title
U.S.-Japan Coordinated Program for Masonry Building Research: Out-of-Plane Dynamic Testing of Concrete Masonry Walls. Volume 1. Final Report.
File
PB90121252.pdf
Author(s)
Agbabian, M. S.; Adham, S. A.; Masri, S. F.; Avanessian, V.; Traina, I.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Engineering., July 1989, 121 p.
Abstract
The report addresses the dynamic testing of four reinforced concrete masonry walls as part of the Technical Coordinating Committee for Masonry Research (TCCMAR) program. These walls were subjected to a series of out-of-plane dynamic earthquake motions. The basic objectives of these tests were to (a) verify analytical models for out-of-plane response of tall slender masonry walls, (b) support the development of strength design procedures for masonry walls, (c) evaluate the seismic response of tall slender masonry walls as designed by current building codes, and (d) evaluate a significant number of parameters used in the design and construction of these walls. Volume I of two volume report provides an introduction, a description of experimental program, a summary, and discussion of test results.
Keywords
; Response; Seismic detection; Building codes; Dynamic tests; Masonry; Earthquakes; Reinforced concrete; Walls; Design criteria; Construction; Mathematical models; Motion