Strength and Seismic Performance Factors of Post-tensioned Masonry Walls

  • Reza HassanliEmail author
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In this chapter, the behavior of PT-MWs is investigated using a database of tested walls. The accuracy of ignoring elongation of PT bars which is considered in the current masonry standard joint committee (MSJC in Building code requirements for masonry structures, ACI 530/ASCE 5, TMS 402, American Concrete Institute, Detroit, 2013) code in evaluating the strength of PT-MWs is studied using the available test results. Using the experimental results, the structural response parameters including ductility, response modification factor and displacement amplification factor are determined for different types of walls including fully grouted, partially grouted, ungrouted walls, walls with confinement plates, walls with supplemental mild steel and walls with an opening.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Natural and Built EnvironmentUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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