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Publication Citation: Seismic Performance of Masonry Walls With Bed Joint Reinforcement

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Author(s): A E. Schultz; R S. Hutchinson; Geraldine S. Cheok;
Title: Seismic Performance of Masonry Walls With Bed Joint Reinforcement
Published: July 01, 1998
Abstract: In-plane cyclic load tests of partially grouted concrete masonry shear walls with bed joint reinforcement are presented. Specimen design and construction, and simulated seismic testing procedures, are summarized. Lateral force resistance mechanisms are discussed in conjunction with observed displacement response. Parameters relating to initial stiffness, shear strength, energy dissipation and deformation capacity are highlighted, and initial stiffness predictions are compared with measurements.
Conference: Structural Engineers World Congress
Dates: July 18-23, 1998
Keywords: bed joint;building technology;cyclic loading;masonry;partially grouted;walls
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research