Analysis of brickwork wall panels subjected to lateral loading using correctors

Summary

A new concept of a stiffness/strength corrector to model the variation in masonry properties in laterally loaded masonry panels is presented.  Research has shown that the variation in properties is closely related to structural characteristics such as boundary conditions rather than material constituents.  Rules are proposed which relate the stiffness/strength corrector values from a known experimental panel to a panel for which only the geometric form and boundary conditions are known.  The validity of using these correctors for improving the finite element analysis results of the panel is investigated.  12 refs.

Primary author(s): Rafiq M Y; Zhou G C; Easterbrook D J

                            Plymouth,University

Source: Masonry Int.

            16,No.2,2003,p.75-82

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