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Experimental evaluation of the ductility of a reduced-scale reinforced masonry building
Title: Experimental evaluation of the ductility of a reduced-scale reinforced masonry building
Author(s): D. Zonta, G. Zanardo, C. Modena
Paper category : journal
Serial title: Materials and Structures
Abreviated Serial title: Mater. Struct.
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Issue date: 2001-12-01
Publication year: 2001
Pages: 636 - 644
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 16
Abstract: The technical aspects and the notable outcomes of an experiment on a reduced scale building,aimed to determine the seismic performances of an advanced reinforced masonry construction technique,are presented.
The testing program includes 33 shaking table tests (characterised by a design PGA varying from 0.
02 g up to 0.
6 g),alternated with sequences of low intensity dynamic characterisations,based on shock tests.
The damage evolution is analysed by modelling the structure as a non-linear SDOF oscillator,where the input is the ground motion and the output is the top floor response.
The analysis results highlight a very satisfactory seismic behaviour of the tested construction technique,in terms of the response to lowmedium intensity earthquakes,and the performance at the ultimate limit state (ductility and reduction factor equal to 7.
5 and 3.
These outcomes are discussed with reference to the current Eurocode provisions.
Online publication: 2001-10-27
Classification: Scientific Reports
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00