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Limit Analysis Of Masonry Walls With Rectangular Openings By Equivalent Shear Panel Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030301

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

598.29 kb

Author(s)

T. Takada, T. Aoki & C. Genovese

Abstract

Limit analysis of masonry walls with rectangular openings by equivalent shear panel model T. Takadal, T. Aoki2 & C. Genovese3 'Faculty of Engineering, Mie University, Japan. Graduate School of Design and Architecture, Nagoya City University, Japan. 3~epartrnent of Structural Engineering, Turin Polytechnic, Italy. Abstract The present study deals with the limit analysis of masonry walls with rectangular openings by an equivalent shear panel model. Many experimental results on masonry walls with rectangular openings subject to both vertical and horizontal loads show importance of shear resistance of wall panels. Based upon these experimental results, in-plane failure patterns of single masonry walls are categorized into a) the shear diagonal crack opening, b) local panel rocking, c) bed joint sliding, and d) full or partial overturning of an entire wall. The equivalent shear panel model can evaluate strength for typical in-plane failure patterns due to earthquake damages. By means of the presen

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