Experimental Analysis of Seismic Performance on bed Joint Reinforced Solid Brick Masonry Walls – a State of the Art
Lingeshwaran N1, P. Poluraju2

1Lingeshwaran N, Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, KLEF, Vaddeswaram (A.P), India.
2Poluraju P, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, KLEF, Vaddeswaram (A.P), India.
Manuscript received on 03 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 28 May 2019 | PP: 536-540 | Volume-7 Issue-6C2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10960476C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The paper reports on a comprehensive review of state of art on the performance of bed joint reinforced masonry walls for structural applications under lateral loadings. In severe seismic zone regionsstill need to improve performance of masonry buildings. In current scenario lack of design and construction on reinforced masonry walls and experimental investigations on bed joint reinforced shear walls to study the effect of reinforcement on deformation, stiffness and strength. In past international and national literature reviewers shown that bed-joint reinforcement provides only marginal improvement of in-plane shear capacity, but satisfactory improvement in ductility capacity. In the unreinforced masonry walls crack distribution with large energy dissipation to prevent this one should go with horizontal reinforcement. However almost no research on bed joint reinforced, shear wall is available. The current study includes the analysis & experimental study on full-scale solid burnt brick masonry walls of different aspect ratio, with and without bed-joint reinforcement, through displacement-controlled in-plane cyclic loading to understand the difference in performance of unreinforced masonry walls, walls with IS 4326 (1993) detailing and reinforced masonry walls in terms of strength, stiffness, ductility and energy dissipation.
Keywords: Bed Joint Reinforcement, Energy Dissipation, Load Vs Deflection, Stress Parameters.
Scope of the Article: Structural Evaluation of Panelized and Masonry Wall Systems