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Title:An experimental study of the response of reinforced masonry building systems to earthquake motions
Author(s):Paulson, Thomas Joseph
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Abrams, Daniel P.
Department / Program:Civil and Environmental Engineering
Discipline:Civil Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Civil
Abstract:Experiments were performed to study the dynamic response of reinforced concrete masonry building structures. Two reduced-scale reinforced masonry perforated shear wall structures were subjected to simulated earthquake motions on a shaking table. A third was tested using conventional static methods to provide insight into differences in behavior of systems that are subjected to artificial static forces and those allowed to develop natural inertial forces.
Experimental data were studied to determine trends in nonlinear dynamic response and to evaluate current practice for seismic design and analysis. Analysis of measured response identified simplified procedures for evaluating lateral strength and seismic drift of reinforced masonry structures. It was suggested that sufficient lateral strength could be provided in the piers of a perforated wall structure by placement of minimum amounts of vertical reinforcement and selection of horizontal reinforcement by a capacity design approach. The use of a substitute linear method was suggested for assessing the stiffness (based on lateral drift) of a trial structural configuration.
Issue Date:1991
Rights Information:Copyright 1991 Paulson, Thomas Joseph
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9124468
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9124468

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