Ductility of lnfilled Frames


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Title: Ductility of lnfilled Frames

Author(s): P. Govindan, M. Lakshmipathy, and A. R. Santhakumar

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 83

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 567-576

Keywords: bricks; cyclic loads; deformation; ductility; earthquake-resistant structures; infilled frames; lateral pressure; reinforced concrete; tests.

Date: 7/1/1986

Presents an experimental comparison of the behavior of a seven-story infilled reinforced concrete frame with that of a reinforced concrete frame without infill subject to lateral loads, and assesses the failure mode of the brick-infilled frame. In particular, the paper discusses strength, ductility, and energy absorption characteristics of the infilled frame when subjected to repeated lateral cyclic loads, which exposes the ductility requirement of the brick infill if the infilled frame is to behave favorably under cyclic lateral loads.