In today’s market, it is imperative to be knowledgeable and have an edge over the competition. ACI members have it…they are engaged, informed, and stay up to date by taking advantage of benefits that ACI membership provides them.
Read more about membership
Become an ACI Member
Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI
Feedback via Email
Home > Publications > International Concrete Abstracts Portal
The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Modeling Earthquake Response of Concrete Masonry Building Structures
Author(s): Daniel P. Abrams and Thomas J. Paulson
Publication: Structural Journal
Appears on pages(s): 475-485
Keywords: buildings; cracking (fracturing); damping; dynamic tests; earthquake-resistant structures; laboratories; lateral pressure; masonry; models; tests; Design
Abstract:Discusses considerations involved with modeling concrete masonry building structures at one-quarter scale and reports on tests carried out to evaluate mechanical properties of reduced-scale masonry materials. Procedures used to design and test two different three-story building structures to failure on a shaking table are also presented. Samples of dynamic response are presented to demonstrate the relevance of using scale models for earthquake engineering research.
Click here to become an online Journal subscriber