American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Seismic Design of Masonry and Reinforced Concrete Infilled Frames: A Comprehensive Overview

Marina L. Moretti

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.748.766

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 4

Pages 748-766


Despite the extensive research on the seismic behavior of infilled frames since 1960’s, there is no general consensus towards a unified approach. Purpose of this study is to review the existing analytical and experimental research, as well as code provisions, on masonry and on reinforced concrete infilled frames. The basic characteristics of infilled frames and how these affect seismic performance are summed up. Different approaches of the equivalent strut, broadly used for modeling of the infilled frames, are thoroughly discussed.


© 2015 Marina L. Moretti. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.