Determination of Shear Strength of Masonry Panels Through Different Tests

Borri, Antonio, Castori, Giulio and Corradi, Marco (2015) Determination of Shear Strength of Masonry Panels Through Different Tests. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 9 (8). pp. 913-927. ISSN 1558-3058

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This paper addresses the problem of evaluation of strength of masonry walls. In-plane behaviour of masonry panels has been studied under monotonic diagonal-compression and shear-compression loading in quasi-static test facility. The results of 35 laboratory and in-situ tests are analysed to show that in the case of the diagonal compression test results are lower than the strength of masonry walls evaluated trough the shear-compression test, highlighting the problem of choosing the test which best simulates to the real behavior of the masonry when stressed by lateral loads. A presentation is also given of the results of a F.E. investigation for shear strength evaluation of masonry walls. F.E. modeling non-linear procedure was used for the representation of masonry panels. The numerical simulations are compared with experimental results and the reliability of the different finite element models is discussed, thus confirming the different shear strength values measured in the experimental campaign.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Masonry panels, shear tests, shear strength
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2014 10:29
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 23:06

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