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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 942-950
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.942.950
RC Infilled Frame-RC Plane Frame Interactions for Seismic Resistance
Suyamburaja Arulselvan, K. Subramanian, E.B. Perumal Pillai and A.R. Santhakumar

Abstract:
Experimental investigation was planned and conducted to study the influence of brick masonry infill in a reinforced cement concrete frame. The analytical methods available needs validation by comparison with experimental results and more accurate methods of analysis like finite element analysis has to be used for the above purpose. In this study, RC frame with middle bay brick infilled representing a five-stories, three bay building in quarter-scale has been taken for experimental investigation and the available methods of theoretical analysis and finite element analysis using ANSYS software for the frames have been carried out. Until the cracks developed in infills, the contribution of the infill to both lateral stiffness and strength was very significant. The change in lateral stiffness, strength, ductility and natural period of the framed structure due to the presence of infills change the behaviour of the building under seismic action. The object of this study was to investigate the behaviour of such infilled frames under seismic loads. For this purpose, five stories, three bay frames with central portion infilled with brick were tested under static cyclic loading simulating seismic action. Analytical works was done to understand the stiffness, strength and behaviour of these types of frames.
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Suyamburaja Arulselvan, K. Subramanian, E.B. Perumal Pillai and A.R. Santhakumar, 2007. RC Infilled Frame-RC Plane Frame Interactions for Seismic Resistance. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 942-950.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.942.950

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2007.942.950

 
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