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A testing program was carried out at the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering of Portugal and the associated numerical studies performed at the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA). The extensive experimental study concerns a series of one-bay reinforced concrete frames without and with masonry panels under cyclic horizontal loading. Associated with these tests, some calculations with the same cyclic loading have been performed using refined material models under the plane stress assumption. Particular attention is paid to the interface between the masonry infill and the reinforced concrete frame which is modeled by a Mohr-Coulomb type joint model. The numerical and experimental results show quite good agreement: the use of these material models can give some information on both the failure pattern and the global characteristics of this type of structure.

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Authors: COMBESCURE D, JRC Ispra (IT);PEGON P, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisboa (PT);PIRES F, ;CERQUEIRA P,
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Eleventh World Conference of Earthquake Engineering, Accapulco (MX), 23-28 June, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as paper EN 39566 ORA
Record Number: 199610267 / Last updated on: 1996-03-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en