Finite Element Modelling of Unreinforced and Post-tensioned Masonry Shear Wall Assemblies

L.J. Meer, van der, D.R.W. Martens, A.T. Vermeltfoort

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In this paper, two methods to increase the ultimate load-bearing capacity of URM shear wall assemblies are investigated. By vertical post-tensioning or by using intersecting walls as flanges for the shear walls, the stiffness and strength of the individual walls may be optimized. As a case study, a typical office building is investigated by 3D FE analysis, including nonlinear material behavior in tension (cracking/softening) and compression (hardening/softening). The influence of adding flanges and/or post-tensioning on the horizontal load-bearing capacity is evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand, February 2011
EditorsJ. Ingham, M. Dhanasekar, M. Masia
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event9th Australasian Masonry Conference, 2011 -
Duration: 15 Feb 201118 Feb 2011


Conference9th Australasian Masonry Conference, 2011


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