Masonry infill performance during the Northridge earthquake

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The response of masonry infills during the 1994 Northridge, California earthquake is described in terms of three categories: (1) lowrise and midrise structures experiencing large near field seismic excitations, (2) lowrise and midrise structures experiencing moderate far field excitation, and (3) highrise structures experiencing moderate far field excitation. In general, the infills provided a positive beneficial effect on the performance of the buildings, even those experiencing large peak accelerations near the epicenter. Varying types of masonry infills, structural frames, design conditions, and construction deficiencies were observed and their performance during the earthquake indicated. A summary of observations of the performance ... continued below

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Flanagan, R.D.; Bennett, R.M.; Fischer, W.L. & Adham, S.A. March 8, 1996.

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The response of masonry infills during the 1994 Northridge, California earthquake is described in terms of three categories: (1) lowrise and midrise structures experiencing large near field seismic excitations, (2) lowrise and midrise structures experiencing moderate far field excitation, and (3) highrise structures experiencing moderate far field excitation. In general, the infills provided a positive beneficial effect on the performance of the buildings, even those experiencing large peak accelerations near the epicenter. Varying types of masonry infills, structural frames, design conditions, and construction deficiencies were observed and their performance during the earthquake indicated. A summary of observations of the performance of infills in other recent earthquakes is given. Comparison with the Northridge earthquake is made and expected response of infill structures in lower seismic regions of the central and eastern United States is discussed.

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  • Other: DE97001620
  • Report No.: Y/EN--5492
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/414625 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 414625
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683184

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Flanagan, R.D.; Bennett, R.M.; Fischer, W.L. & Adham, S.A. Masonry infill performance during the Northridge earthquake, report, March 8, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683184/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.