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The Performance Of Reinforced Masonry Piers Subjected To Horizontal Cyclic Loading

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES010271

Volume

57

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,022 kb

Author(s)

G.C. Manos, M. Yasin, J. Thawabteh, V. Kourtides, K. Stylianides

Abstract

The performance of reinforced masonry piers subjected to horizontal cyclic loading G.C. Manos, M. Yasin, J. Thawabteh, V. Kourtides, K. Stylianides Laboratory of Strength of Materials Department of Civil Engineering Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece Abstract The earthquake performance of partially reinforced masonry piers when subjected to seismic loading is examined here in the framework of an extensive experimental investigation. The objective is to be able to construct earthquake resistant low-rise partially reinforced masonry buildings in areas of moderate seismicity of Greece. This paper includes an overview of the earthquake performance of partially reinforced piers employing a "Greek" type brick, which is developed and manufactured by Filippou Structural Clay Products and is now available from their industrial production. Almost all the brick units employed in the framework of the current research program were produced by this industrial production; similarly the re

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