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

Marina L. Moretti1
  • 1 National Technical University of Athens, Greece
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 8 No. 4, 2015, 748-766

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2015.748.766

Submitted On: 13 September 2015 Published On: 30 November 2015

How to Cite: Moretti, M. L. (2015). Seismic Design of Masonry and Reinforced Concrete Infilled Frames: A Comprehensive Overview. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 8(4), 748-766. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2015.748.766

Abstract

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.

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Keywords

  • Infilled Frames
  • Masonry Infills
  • Reinforced Concrete Infills
  • Interface
  • Failure Modes
  • Strut Model