WIT Press


Pseudodynamic Tests On Full Scale Masonry Walls

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES010291

Volume

57

Pages

11

Published

2001

Size

1,036 kb

Author(s)

D. Schermer

Abstract

Pseudodynamic tests on full scale masonry walls D. Schermer Department of Concrete Structures, Technical University Munich, Germany Abstract To investigate the performance of unreinforced masonry shear walls under earthquake loadings some full scale pseudodynamic tests have been carried out at the Department of Concrete Structures of the Technical University Munich. Thus simulating the main shear wall in the first floor of a four-story building, which was supposed to be constructed on medium soil conditions with an assumed peak ground acceleration up to 1,6 [m/s*]. According to the corresponding elastic response spectrum an earthquake ground acceleration time- history was generated artificially and given as input data to the computer calculating the pseudodynamic algorithm. The used accelerogram with a duration of 9 seconds characterises regions of low seismicity where the design seismic action results from short focal distance earthquakes with low magnitudes. With

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