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The report reviews the literature of the last twenty years on masonry research, with special emphasis on seismic loads. Attention is focussed on the in-plane behaviour of masonry from a macroscopic point of view. Current test techniques used to identify or validate masonry in-plane models are briefly presented. The behavioural aspects of elasticity, failure criteria and stress-strain relationships are analysed, with particular emphasis on anisotropic effects due to mortar joints. Analytic models of masonry behaviour are also presented.

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Authors: ANTHOINE A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13840 EN (1992) 67 pp., MF, ECU 10.50
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Record Number: 199210340 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en