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Seismic Performance of Masonry Walls With Bed Joint Reinforcement



A E. Schultz, R S. Hutchinson, Geraldine Cheok


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 Dates
July 18-23, 1998
Conference Location
Conference Title
Structural Engineers World Congress


bed joint, building technology, cyclic loading, masonry, partially grouted, walls


Schultz, A. , Hutchinson, R. and Cheok, G. (1998), Seismic Performance of Masonry Walls With Bed Joint Reinforcement, Structural Engineers World Congress, Undefined (Accessed July 22, 2024)


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Created June 30, 1998, Updated October 12, 2021