The interest of the scientific community for the seismic behaviour of existing masonry buildings has largely increased in recent years, due to the fact that the seismic events have evidenced a great need of rehabilitation. Masonry structures, and especially low rise buildings, are in fact the most diffused all over the world and in particular in seismic areas in developing countries because of their ease in construction and economy. Moreover unreinforced masonry is the most diffused construction material in the major part of historical centrers in Europe. In a well engineered and constructed masonry building subjected to earthquake forces, in which out of plane mechanisms can be avoided, the contribution of in-plane shear resistance of the masonry walls is a determinant factor for the stability of the whole structure. Based on this last consideration, this paper presents an approach for the analysis of masonry walls loaded with in-plane forces, involving a minimum energy procedure. The results of the numerical analyses presented are compared with those obtained by laboratory tests on brick masonry panels.

Behaviour of in-plane loaded masonry panels

Calderoni B.;Iannuzzo A.;Gesualdo A.
2018

Abstract

The interest of the scientific community for the seismic behaviour of existing masonry buildings has largely increased in recent years, due to the fact that the seismic events have evidenced a great need of rehabilitation. Masonry structures, and especially low rise buildings, are in fact the most diffused all over the world and in particular in seismic areas in developing countries because of their ease in construction and economy. Moreover unreinforced masonry is the most diffused construction material in the major part of historical centrers in Europe. In a well engineered and constructed masonry building subjected to earthquake forces, in which out of plane mechanisms can be avoided, the contribution of in-plane shear resistance of the masonry walls is a determinant factor for the stability of the whole structure. Based on this last consideration, this paper presents an approach for the analysis of masonry walls loaded with in-plane forces, involving a minimum energy procedure. The results of the numerical analyses presented are compared with those obtained by laboratory tests on brick masonry panels.
9781510875906
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11588/822177
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 7
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 7
social impact