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A series of pseudodynamic tests have been conducted on a full-scale four-storey reinforced concrete building designed according to Eurocodes 2 and 8. The building had dimensions of 10 m x 10 m in plan, and was 12.5 m high. A first test was conducted on the bare frame using an artificially generated earthquake with nominal acceleration 50% larger than the value adopted in design. The second experimental programme studied the influence of masonry infill panels on the global behaviour of the frame. Two pseudodynamic tests have been conducted with different infill patterns: the first test involved infilling the two external frames with hollow brick masonry in all four storeys and the second test involved no infills in the first storey, creating a soft-storey effect. The pseudodynamic tests were complemented by shaking table tests to study the importance of out of plane forces in the behaviour of the infill panels.

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Authors: NEGRO P, JRC Ispra (IT);TAYLOR C A, University of Bristol, Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: XIth World Conference of Earthquake Engineering, Acapulco (MX), June 23-28, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39780 ORA
Record Number: 199610718 / Last updated on: 1996-08-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en