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Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Frames with Masonry Infills (September 1990-February 1994).
Angel, R.; Abrams, D.; Shapiro, D.; Uzarski, J.; Webster, M.
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA., March 1994, 206 p.
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The overall goal of the research was to increase the knowledge and the understanding of how masonry infills behave under strong seismic motions, and how the infill-frame system interacts during an earthquake. The most important objective was to assess the out-of-plane capacity of infill panels previously cracked with in-plane loads, and to postulate a repair technique to increase the corresponding strength. The scope of the research entailed: (1) design and construction of testing specimens, (2) experimental testing of specimens in the in-plane and out-of-plane direction, (3) analysis of in-plane and out-of-plane results, (4) development of an analytical model to predict the out-of-plane strength of panels, and (5) development of a suggested evaluation procedure for masonry infill panels.
; Masonry; Cracking (Fracturing); Framed structures; Earthquake engineering; Bricks; Structural clay products; Mechanical properties; Lateral pressure