Analytical and Experimental Investigation on Reinforced and Unreinforced Brick Wall under Axial Loading
Kuladeep Kumar Narayana1, Lingeshwaran Nagarathinam2

1Kuladeep Kumar Narayana, P.G. Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foudation, Guntur (A.P), India.
2Lingeshwaran Nagarathinam, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foudation, Guntur (A.P), India.
Manuscript received on 02 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 28 May 2019 | PP: 346-351 | Volume-7 Issue-6C2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10630476C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Brick is a building material used to make walls, pavements and other elements in masonry construction. Generally, brick is a unit made up of clay, which is in rectangular shape laid in mortar. Out of total world’s population, one third lives in unreinforced masonry (URM) structures and most of these structures were residential houses. Earthquakes which occur mainly causes major effects in these type of structures which leads to mainly socio-economic losses. Most of the residential buildings which is made up of masonry walls needs to improve its structural performance and this can be done by providing reinforcement. In order to overcome this, experimental investigation was conducted on brick wall to improve its lateral strength, flexural capacity and displacement capacity, as well as energy dissipation of both horizontally reinforced and unreinforced wall. The comparison is made for the wall with and without reinforcement techniques which shows relevant advantages. In this present study, the behavior of brick wall with reinforcement and without reinforcement was examined by determining load vs deflection curves. A simple analytical approach has been carried out using Staad Pro.
Keywords: URM Structures, Lateral Strength, Energy Dissipation, Reinforcement Technique, Load Vs Deflection Curves.
Scope of the Article: Structural Evaluation of Panelized and Masonry Wall Systems