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Title
U.S.-TCCMAR 5-Story Full-Scale Masonry Research Building Test. Preliminary Report.
File
PB95124350.pdf
Author(s)
Seible, F.; Hegemier, G. A.; Priestley, M. J. N.; Kingsley, G. R.; Kurkchubasche, A. G.; Igarashi, A.
Source
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA., October 1992, 68 p.
Abstract
The first U.S. 5-story full scale building test under simulated seismic loads was conducted at the University of California, San Diego between July 28, 1992 and September 29, 1992. The full scale 5-story research building was a reinforced concrete masonry structure comprised of coupled flanged walls and precast, prestressed hollow-core plank floors with reinforced topping. This seismic simulation test was conducted as part of the U.S. Coordinated Program for Masonry Research, under the direction of the Technical Coordinating Committee for Masonry Research (TCCMAR), a program which involved numerous research teams, engineering consultants and industry observers. The charge to the TCCMAR group by the National Science Foundation was to develop and verify new design guidelines for masonry buildings in seismic zones. The research goal was accomplished through parallel analytical and experimental research programs conducted around the U.S. at the material, component, and structural subassemblage levels, culminating in the final validation and verification of TCCMAR analysis and design models by means of this 5-story full scale masonry building test.
Keywords
Earthquake damage; Concrete slabs; Masonry buildings; Buildings; Structural design criteria; Earthquake resistant structures; Earthquake engineering; Dynamic response; Masonry; Structural vibration; Damage assessment; Reinforcement (Structures); International cooperation; Structural failure; Walls; Displacement; Construction materials; Cracks; Japan; United States; Ductility