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Energy Dissipation Of Masonry Under Cyclic Biaxial Loading

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU000391

Volume

48

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

703 kb

Author(s)

M.M. Alshebani & S.N. Sinha

Abstract

Energy dissipation of masonry under cyclic biaxial compression M.M. Alshebani* & S.N. Sinha^ * Research Scholar, Dept. of Civil Engg., Indian Institute of Technology "Professor, Dept. of Civil Engg., Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India Abstract Experimental investigations on sand plast brick masonry panels were conducted by applying cyclic biaxial compressive loading. Biaxial energy dissipation for five principal stress ratios were examined and compared. The biaxial energy dissipation was found to vary with the envelope strain and residual strain in bilinear manner. Empirical expressions were proposed for the relations between energy dissipation and envelope and residual strains. These relations indicate that the decay of masonry strength starts at about two-third of peak (failure) stress. This stress ratio is in close proximity of the peak stress of stability point curves. 1 Introduction Cyclic loading tests on brick masonry provide

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