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JDR Vol.8 No.2 pp. 305-311
(2013)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2013.p0305

Paper:

Experimental Study on Dynamic Behavior of Unreinforced Masonry Walls

Taiki Saito*, Luis Moya**, Cesar Fajardo**,
and Koichi Morita***

*Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi 441-8580, Japan

**Japan-Peru Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and Disaster Mitigation (CISMID), Faculty of Civil Engineering, National University of Engineering (UNI), Av. Tupac Amaru, 1150 Rimac, Lima 25, Peru

***Building Research Institute, 1 Tatehara, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0802, Japan

Received:
November 5, 2012
Accepted:
January 8, 2013
Published:
March 1, 2013
Keywords:
masonry wall, shaking table test, out-ofplane failure
Abstract

The dynamic behavior of an unreinforced masonry wall is investigated through a shaking table test of two specimens. In order to represent a non-engineering one-story house, the first specimen consists of a Cshaped structure with masonry walls connected only at their ends. The second specimen is built to represent an upper story, so the C wall is connected at the top by a wooden diaphragm floor, and a weight is suspended onto it. The test results show each specimen exhibits different behaviors. In the first specimen, an out-of-plane failure mode governs. In the second specimen, a shear failure mode governs.

Cite this article as:
Taiki Saito, Luis Moya, Cesar Fajardo, and
and Koichi Morita, “Experimental Study on Dynamic Behavior of Unreinforced Masonry Walls,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.8, No.2, pp. 305-311, 2013.
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