Finite element analysis of the in-plane shear behaviour of masonry panels confined with reinforced grouted cores

Janaraj, Thangarajah & Dhanasekar, Manicka (2014) Finite element analysis of the in-plane shear behaviour of masonry panels confined with reinforced grouted cores. Construction and Building Materials, 65, pp. 495-506.

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A combined experimental and numerical program was conducted to study the in-plane shear behaviour of hollow concrete masonry panels containing reinforced grout cores. This paper is focused on the numerical program. A two dimensional macromodelling strategy was used to simulate the behaviour of the confined masonry (CM) shear panels. Both the unreinforced masonry and the confining element were modelled using macromasonry properties and the steel reinforcement was modelled as an embedded truss element located within the grout using perfectly bonded constraint. The FE model reproduced key behaviours observed in the experiments, including the shear strength, the deformation and the crack patterns of the unconfined and confined masonry panels. The predictions of the validated model were used to evaluate the existing in-plane shear expressions available in the national masonry standards and research publications.

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ID Code: 73000
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Finite Element, Diagonal Testing, In-plane Shear, Confined Masonry, In-plane Shear Equations
DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.04.133
ISSN: 0950-0618
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Construction and Building Materials. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Construction and Building Materials, [VOL 65, (2014)] DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.04.133
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2014 22:17
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2016 17:29

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