Lateral strength Of urm piers: comparison between codified criteria and in-plane test results

Luca Albanesi, Paolo Morandi, Francesco Graziotti, Tiziano li Piani, Andrea Penna, Guido Magenes

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The lateral resistance represents one of the most significant wall parameters to be used in the seismic analyses for the design/assessment of masonry buildings. In this article, an investigation on in-plane lateral strength of URM piers has been proposed thorough a comparison between the results from codified criteria and the outcomes of several experimental in-plane cyclic tests on masonry walls. In this context, a new database collecting the results of in-plane cyclic tests on unreinforced masonry piers, carried out within different research projects, has been devel-oped. The database consists of walls with bricks and blocks with different masonry materials (clay, lightweight aerated concrete, AAC, calcium silicate), bed-and head-joint typologies, di-mensions, boundary conditions, vertical applied loads and horizontal loading history. This source of information of consistent and reliable test results represents a necessary step into the process of definition of shared rules in the European context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Masonry Society Conferences
Pages1656 - 1667
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event10th International Masonry Conference - Milan, Italy
Duration: 9 Jul 201811 Jul 2018
Conference number: 10


Conference10th International Masonry Conference
Abbreviated title10th IMC
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  • URM piers
  • Bricks and blocks
  • In - plane cyclic tests
  • Database
  • Lateral strength


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