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Moment/thrust interaction diagrams for reinforced masonry sections

Chen, Y., Ashour, A.F. and Garrity, S.W. (2008) Moment/thrust interaction diagrams for reinforced masonry sections. Construction and Building Materials, 22 (5). pp. 763-770. ISSN 0950-0618


This paper presents a numerical analysis for estimating moment/thrust interaction diagrams for reinforced masonry sections. Realistic constitutive models are used for the masonry and steel reinforcement. Considering compatibility of strains and equilibrium of forces on reinforced masonry sections, the moment–curvature relationships for different axial thrusts are first produced. The moment–thrust interaction diagrams are then developed. Comparisons between the behaviour predicted using the current method and experiments conducted on reinforced and unreinforced masonry short columns are presented to examine the validity of the developed method. Finally, a parametric study of the material properties is undertaken.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Reinforced masonry; Interaction diagrams; Columns, Capacity
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Miss Elizabeth Winning
Date Deposited: 12 May 2009 16:03
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 01:33
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2007.01.00...
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2007.01.007
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8588

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