Seismic Retrofit of Building Structures with Unreinforced Masonry Infill Walls

by T. Jeff Guh, Nabih Youssef & Associates,
Nabih Youssef, Nabih Youssef & Associates,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


The paper summarizes the result of an analytical study conducted by the authors concerning the evaluation of the seismic performance of buildings with unreinforced masonry infills. The analytical method is based on the concept of equivalent strut and three-hinge arch. Its application is illustrated by an existing 12-story building in Los Angeles.

Subject Headings: Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Earthquake resistant structures | Masonry | Rehabilitation | Walls | Structural analysis | Arches | Los Angeles | California | United States

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