Shake table test of confined brick masonry building

Shahzada Khan, Naeem Khan Akhtar, Amr S. Elnashai, Naseer Amjad, M. Javed, M. Ashraf

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This paper presents the shake table test of a one-forth scaled model, representing a typical Pakistani three stories confined brick masonry building. The model was constructed following complete model similitude and subjected to a series of sinusoidal base motions of increasing amplitude at a constant frequency equivalent to the predominant frequency of JMA Kobe-1995 earthquake record. The dynamic test data was processed and analyzed to generate the forcedeformation curve, ductility ratio and response modification factor of the system. A sheardominated failure mode was observed. As expected, the ground storey was found to suffer more damage than the other two stories. Out-of-plane failure of walls and crushing of concrete in confining elements were also noted in the final test runs. Based on the damage mechanism and force-deformation characteristics, various performance levels are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Civil Engineering
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Civil Engineering and Building Materials, CEBM 2011 - Kunming, China
Duration: Jul 29 2011Jul 31 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Other2011 International Conference on Civil Engineering and Building Materials, CEBM 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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