Behavior of Unbounded Post- tensioned Masonry Walls

  • Reza Hassanli

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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About this book


This book reports on a comprehensive analytical, experimental and numerical study on the flexural response of post-tensioned masonry walls under in-plane loads. It explores an important mechanism in this new generation of structural walls, called “Self-centering”. This mechanism can reduce residual drifts and structural damage during earthquake ground motion, and is particularly favorable for structures which are designed for immediate occupancy performance levels. The book reports on the development and verification of a finite element model of post-tensioned masonry walls. It describes a detailed parametric study to predict the strength of post-tensioned masonry walls. New design methodologies and expressions are developed to predict the  flexural strength and force-displacement response of post-tensioned masonry. Experimental study is carried out to better understand the behavior of post-tensioned masonry walls and also to evaluate the accuracy of the proposed design procedure and expressions.  The book also includes an introduction to current research on unbounded post-tensioned masonry walls, together with an extensive analysis of previously published test results.


Flexural Strength Prediction Unbounded Post-Tensioned Masonry Walls In-Plane Behavior Of Masonry Cyclic In-Plane Behavior Force–Displacement Behavior Self-Centering Structural Walls Seismic Performance Factors Structural Response Parameters Height-To-Thickness Ratio Compressive Strength Of Concrete Masonry Predicting Wall Rotation Compression Zone Length Unconfined Post-Tensioned Masonry Walls Confined Post-Tensioned Masonry Walls

Authors and affiliations

  • Reza Hassanli
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Natural and Built EnvironmentUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93787-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93788-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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