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The Behavior Of Reinforced Blockwork Masonry Columns Under Axial Compression

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ER030351

Volume

72

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

439.35 kb

Author(s)

C. Karakoç, H.O. Köksal & A.E. Özsoy

Abstract

The behavior of reinforced blockwork masonry columns under axial compression C. Karakoql, H. 0. Koksa12 & A. E. Ozsoyl ' ~ e ~ a r t m e n t of Civil Engineering, Bog'aziqi University, Turkey 2 Department of Civil Engineering, Yzldzz Technical University, Turkey Abstract Reinforced masonry columns are structural elements commonly used for supporting compressive vertical loads and providing lateral support to masonry walls. Reinforcement increases the column resistance to axial and flexural loading as long as it is confined by lateral ties. The advantage of using reinforced masonry columns is that the need for formwork is eliminated through the use of hollow block units. In this study, the behavior of reinforced masonry columns under uniaxial loading is analysed by means of finite element method. Based on the Drucker- Prager yield criterion and plasticity concepts, three-dimensional nonlinear finite element analyses of the columns are accomplished to predict the load-deflection relation. For

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