Seismic Performance of Masonry Walls With Bed Joint Reinforcement.
Seismic Performance of Masonry Walls With Bed Joint
Schultz, A. E.; Hutchinson, R. S.; Cheok, G. S.
Structural Engineers World Congress. Proceedings.
Paper Number T119-4. July 18-23, 1998, San Francisco,
CA, Elsevier Science Ltd., 1-7 pp, 1998.
building technology; bed joint; cyclic loading; masonry;
partially grouted; walls
In-plane cyclic load tests of partially grouted concrete
masonry shear walls with bed joint reinforcement are
presented. Specimen design and construction, and
simulated seismic testing procedure are summarized.
Lateral force resistance mechanisms are discussed in
conjunction with observed displacement response.
Parameters relating to initial stiffness, shear
strength, energy dissipation and deformation capacity
are highlighted, and initial stiffness predictions are
compared with measurements.