Sensitivity of Drift Capacities of Urm Walls to Cumulative Damage Demands and Implications on Loading Protocols for Quasi-static Cyclic Tests

Abstract

Displacement-based seismic design and assessment procedures require as key input parameter estimates of displacement capacities of the critical elements. The displacement capacities of unreinforced masonry (URM) walls are typically determined by means of quasistatic cyclic tests. This paper shows that for URM walls failing in shear the number of applied… (More)

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