The present study focuses on the verification of masonry constituent properties for analytical investigation of the in-plane cyclic behavior of brick infilled RC frames in AEM. The material properties were established and validated for bricks and mortar under restraining invludence within masonry prisms. Consequently, the verified constituent properties were exploited to analyze single-story half-scaled bare and brick infilled RC frame models under in-plane increasing reverse cyclic load which shoed substantially good agreement with the corresponding test results.
Zerin, A. Salem, H, Hosoda, A., and Amanat, K. (2015) Verification of Masonry Properties in AEM Analysis for Brick Infilled Reinforced Concrete Frames. JCI Annual Convention, Chiba, Japan, July 2015, Vol. 37, No. 2, Pg. 79.