Modeling earthquake response of concrete masonry building structures

Daniel P. Abrams, Thomas J. Paulson

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Discusses considerations involved with modeling concrete masonry building structures at one-quarter scale and reports on tests carried out to evaluate mechanical properties of reduced-scale masonry materials. Procedures used to design and test two different three-story building structures to failure on a shaking table are also presented. Samples of dynamic response are presented to demonstrate the relevance of using scale models for earthquake engineering research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-485
Number of pages11
JournalACI Structural Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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