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Title
NIST Research Program on the Seismic Resistance of Partially-Grouted Masonry Shear Walls.
File
PB94219052.pdf
Author(s)
Shultz, A. E.
Source
June 1994, 116 p.
Identifying Number(s)
NISTIR-5481
Abstract
A review of the current status of research on masonry structures at the Building and Fire Research Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is presented, and an ongoing project on partially-grouted masonry shear walls is summarized. The report draws from previous work conducted at NIST including a comprehensive literature review, simulated seismic load tests of unreinforced and reinforced masonry walls, and numerical analyses employing empirical formulations and finite element models. The previous NIST research colminates with a preliminary draft outlining a research program on partially-grouted masonry walls and numerical analyses.
Keywords
; Tests; Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Masonry; Seismic design; Walls; Shear stress; Cyclic loads