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Abstract

The effects due to the presence of infill panels on the seismic behaviour of framed buildings have been investigated in the framework of two research programmes in support of Eurocode 8. A first series of pseudodynamic tests was conducted on a full-scale four-storey reinforced concrete frame. The frame was tested bare and equipped with both regular and irregular infill patterns. A second programme was aimed at assessing newly proposed design rules for infilled frames. As a part of the experimental programme, the same seismic input was applied twice, resulting in a dramatically different response. The importance of the initial conditions and the difficulties in specifying the initial state of the panels are discussed.

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Authors: COLOMBO A, JRC Ispra (IT);NEGRO P, JRC Ispra (IT);VERZELETTI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 11th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Paris (FR), September 6-11, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41624 ORA
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