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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 6, Number 7, October 1998, pages 801-815

Analysis of unreinforced masonry (URM) walls and evaluation of retrofitting schemes for URM structures
Mehta S, Saadeghvaziri MA

Abstract     [Full Text]
    An overview of an analytical model to predict mortar joint failure in unreinforced masonry (URM) structures is presented. The validity of the model is established by comparison with experimental results at element level as well as structure level. This model is then used to study the behavior of URM walls and two commonly used retrofitting schemes. Finally, effectiveness of the two retrofitting schemes in increasing strength and stiffness of existing URM walls is discussed.
Key Words
    masonry waus, seismic, mortar, joint, interface, retrofitting
Mehta S, Lichtenstein Engn Associates, 350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118 USA
Lichtenstein Engn Associates, New York, NY 10118 USA
New Jersey Inst Technol, Dept Civil & Environm Engn, Newark, NJ 07102 USA

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