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A comprehensive testing activity was conducted on a 4-storey full-size framed reinforced concrete building with different configurations of non-structural masonry infills. The building, designed according to Eurocode 8 as a ductility class High structure, was subjected pseudodynamically to an artificially generated accelerogram, first as a bare frame, and then with both a regular and highly irregular infill pattern. The main test results are presented and the performances of the structure with differing infill configurations are compared. A computer model was calibrated against the experimental results. A set of guidelines to calibrate the global models for both structural members and masonry infills was obtained. Finally, energy concepts were applied to the test results.

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Authors: NEGRO P, JRC Ispra (IT);COLOMBO A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: European Workshop on the Seismic Behaviour of Asymmetric and Set-Back Structures, Capri (IT), October 4-5, 1996
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40144 ORA
Record Number: 199611290 / Last updated on: 1996-11-11
Original language: en
Available languages: en