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This paper summarizes the preliminary findings of a research project on performance-based design of masonry and masonry veneer. The project includes quasi-static testing of clay masonry veneer with wood-stud and concrete masonry backings; shaking-table tests of concrete masonry and wood-stud wall segments with clay masonry veneer; and shaking-table tests of a full-scale wood-stud structure with clay masonry veneer and a concrete masonry structure with clay masonry veneer; and nonlinear analytical modeling. Based on the test results, recommendations are presented for refinements to current seismic design and detailing provisions for masonry and masonry veneer.
earthquake, design, masonry, veneer
Klingner, Richard E.
L.P. Gilvin Professor in Civil Engineering, The Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Shing, P. Benson
Professor, The Univ. of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
McGinley, W. Mark
Professor and Endowed Chair for Infrastructure Research Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY
McLean, David I.
Professor, Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA
Graduate Research Assistant, The Univ. of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Graduate Research Assistant, The Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX