U.S.-Japan Coordinated Program on Masonry Researchby Shin Okamoto, Ministry of Construction, Tsukuba, Japan, Ministry of Construction, Tsukuba, Japan,
James Noland, Ministry of Construction, Tsukuba, Japan, Ministry of Construction, Tsukuba, Japan,
Abstract: An overview of the U. S. -Japan Coordinated Program on Masonry Research is presented. The program consists of parallel efforts in Japan and the United States to develop design methods for reinforced masonry buildings located in areas of seismic risk. Both programs rely heavily upon experimental work to produce data and confirm design methods. Both programs also include tests of a full-scale reinforced masonry building specimen to observe and verify system response.
Subject Headings: Masonry | Building design | Earthquake resistant structures | Seismic design | Material tests | Load and resistance factor design | Full-scale tests | North America | Japan | United States | Asia
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