Seismic Design and Assessment of Masonry Structures

Institution:
IUSS Pavia
Specialization:
EE - Earthquake Engineering
Term:
Fall 2004
Teacher(s):
GUIDO MAGENES, DANIEL P. ABRAMS
Credits:
6
Date (from - to):
06/10/2004 – 04/11/2004

Properties of masonry materials: brick, block, mortar, grout and reinforcement; Mechanics of masonry in compression: failure theories, compressive strength, elastic modulus; Unreinforced masonry walls: vertical and transverse loadings, shear walls; Reinforced masonry walls: axial force, flexure and shear design, detailing of reinforcement; perforated shear walls; Building systems: floor diaphragms, lateral-force distribution to shear walls; Strength design concepts: shear walls, out-of-plane walls; Performance-based rehabilitation of existing masonry buildings: condition assessment, analysis methods, performance criteria.

Suggested readings:

  • Abrams, D.P., Classnotes for a Course in Masonry Structures, The Masonry Society, Boulder, Colorado, Third Edition (2000)
  • Drysdale, R., A. Hamid and L. Baker Masonry Structures: Behavior and Design, The Masonry Society, Boulder, Colorado, Second Edition, (2000)
  • ACI/ASCE/TMS Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-99/ASCE 5-99/TMS 402-99)
  • International Building Code, 2000, International Conference of Building Officials, Whittier, California
  • FEMA 273: NEHRP Guidelines for Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington DC