Seismic Performance Evaluation of Confined Masonry Wall System Considering of Shear-Depth Ratio

전단스팬비 영향을 고려한 RC구속조적조 벽체의 내진성능평가

  • 김경태 (충주대학교 건축공학과) ;
  • 서수연 (충주대학교 건축공학과) ;
  • 윤승조 (충주대학교 건축공학과) ;
  • 성기태 (충주대학교 토목공학과)
  • Published : 2005.11.01


To investigate the effective seismic strengthening methods for masonry walls in developing countries, a total of four confined masonry (CM) walls were constructed and tested. In order to investigate the effect of the height of application point of lateral loads and reinforcing steel bars in walls and columns for the improvement of the seismic behavior of confined concrete block masonry walls, an experimental research program is conducted. The heights of inflection point considered were 0.67 and 1.11 times the height of the wall measured from the top of foundation beam. The constant vertical axial stress applied was 0 MPa. During the test, cracking patterns, load-deflection data, and strains in reinforcement and walls in critical locations was measured. From test data, it was showed that the seismic performance of confined concrete block masonry walls was significantly affected by test variables.