Studies on the in-plane shear response of confined masonry shear walls

Janaraj, Thangarajah (2014) Studies on the in-plane shear response of confined masonry shear walls. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


The prime aim of this research project is to evaluate the performance of confined masonry walls under in-plane shear with a view to contributing to the national masonry design standard through a set of design clauses. This aim stems from the criticisms of the current provisions of the in-plane shear capacity equations in the Australian Masonry Standard AS3700 (2011) being highly non-conservative. This PhD thesis is an attempt to address this gap in the knowledge through systematic investigation of the key parameters that affects the in-plane shear strength of the masonry walls through laboratory experiments and extensive finite element analyses.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

263 since deposited on 20 Jun 2014
47 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 71899
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Dhanasekar, Manicka & Thambiratnam, David
Keywords: Finite element , Diagonal testing, In-plane shear, Confined masonry, In-plane shear equation
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2014 05:24
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 05:39

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page