Seismic demand, deformability and damage of masonry buildings

D. P. Abrams

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Abstract

Current seismic strength-design methods used in America for reinforced masonry shear wall buildings are summarized, particularly with reference to displacement demand and capacity. New methods for limit state design of reinforced masonry shear-wall buildings per the TMS 402 code are introduced. Code issues are discussed as they relate to maximum reinforcement, effects of vertical compression, and the need for boundary elements. Future advancements in seismic design procedures that enhance both flexibility and displacement capacity of masonry shear-wall buildings are discussed. These include development of new hybrid systems where a set of somewhat stiff masonry structural panels can be coupled with a ductile and flexible steel frame using innovative link or fuse connector plates. Such connectors concentrate plasticity to a small steel plate, and add considerable flexibility to a lateral-force system. A second proposed scheme for low-damage design is presented that relies on rocking behavior of post-tensioned masonry shear walls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBrick and Block Masonry
Subtitle of host publicationTrends, Innovations and Challenges - Proceedings of the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, IBMAC 2016
EditorsC. Modena, F. da Porto, M.R. Valluzzi
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages2363-2370
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781138029996
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, IBMAC 2016 - Padova, Italy
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jun 30 2016

Publication series

NameBrick and Block Masonry: Trends, Innovations and Challenges - Proceedings of the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, IBMAC 2016

Other

Other16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, IBMAC 2016
CountryItaly
CityPadova
Period6/26/166/30/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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