Experimental study of brick masonry walls subjected to eccentric and axial load
Author(s): Cossima Cornado, Joan Ramon Rosell, Joan Leiva, Cesar Diaz
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the International RILEM Conference
Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 segment on
Editor(s): Inge Rörig-Dalgaard and Ioannis Ioannou
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Total Pages: 8
Language : English
Abstract: Masonry buildings represent a huge building stock. The need for preservation of masonry
structures may be due to various reasons: economic, heritage, etc. These buildings are often
subjected to diagnosis processes that involve structural assessment which can be complex
when the slenderness of the walls and the eccentric loading are taken into account.
Load-bearing masonry walls have a complex structural response characterized by the second-
order bending effects often caused by the eccentricity of the load. This characteristic is taken
into consideration in the Spanish and European regulations which contemplate decreases in
the bearing capacity of the walls according to their slenderness. This contrasts with the actual
behaviour of the walls, since the collapse rarely occurs due to buckling.
This paper presents the results of an experimental campaign that has been carried out in order
to study the effects of slenderness and axial and eccentric load in structural masonry walls.
For this purpose, masonry walls with different mortar dosages and identical type of moulded
bricks have been tested under different load conditions. The results of the tests are compared
to those given by the current regulations, European and Spanish, EUROCODE-6 and CTE.
Online publication : 2016
Publication type : full_text
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