New PDF release: Earthquake-resistant design of masonry buildings

By Miha Tomaževič

ISBN-10: 1628700858

ISBN-13: 9781628700855

ISBN-10: 1848160836

ISBN-13: 9781848160835

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Confined masonry, consisting of masonry units, mortar, reinforcing steel and concrete, and 35 Earthquake-Resistant 36 • Design of Masonry Buildings Reinforced masonry, consisting of masonry units, mortar, reinforcing steel and concrete infill. Because of specific characteristics of each constituent masonry material, especially masonry units, it is not easy to predict the mechanical characteristics of a specific masonry construction type by knowing only the characteristics of its constituent materials, mortar and masonry units.

The intensity of the earthquake cannot be used as a design parameter, unless it is correlated with physical quantities used in the design (accelerations, forces). Peak (or maximum) ground acceleration a g is often considered as an obvious 19 Earthquakes and Seismic Performance of Masonry Buildings physical parameter to determine the intensity of earthquakes. Forces acting on the building during an earthquake are induced by ground motion and depend on the intensity of the motion. Therefore, a correlation between the seismic intensity and expected values of peak ground acceleration a g that could be used in earthquake-resistant design of buildings, has been proposed already in the MSK-64 intensity scale.

43 Masonry Materials and Construction Systems The characteristic compressive cylinder or cube strength of the concrete infill /ck should not be less than 12 MPa or 15 MPa, respectively. 5 for the relevant concrete design classes. 5. Characteristic compressive^ and shear strength ,/cvk of concrete infill (EC 6). 4 Reinforcing steel Smooth or high bond (deformed) reinforcing steel with distinct yield plateau, which is used for reinforced concrete structures, is also used for reinforced and confined masonry construction.

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