Analysis of unreinforced masonry (URM) walls and evaluation of retrofitting schemes for URM structures

Sanjay Mehta, M. A. Saadeghvaziri

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Abstract

An overview of an analytical model to predict mortar joint failure in unreinforced masonry (URM) structures is presented. The validity of the model is established by comparison with experimental results at element level as well as structure level. This model is then used to study the behavior of URM walls and two commonly used retrofitting schemes. Finally, effectiveness of the two retrofitting schemes in increasing strength and stiffness of existing URM walls is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-815
Number of pages15
JournalStructural Engineering and Mechanics
Volume6
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Keywords

  • Interface
  • Joint
  • Masonry waus
  • Mortar
  • Retrofitting
  • Seismic

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