Evaluation of the predictive models for stiffness, strength, and deformation capacity of RC frames with masonry infill walls

Turgay T., Durmus M. C., BİNİCİ B., Özcebe G.

Journal of Structural Engineering (United States), vol.140, no.10, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 140 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1061/(asce)st.1943-541x.0001069
  • Journal Name: Journal of Structural Engineering (United States)
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Masonry infill walls, Stiffness, Strength, Drift ratio, Concrete and masonry structures, REINFORCED-CONCRETE FRAMES, R/C FRAMES, BEHAVIOR
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


© 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers.Buildings with masonry infill walls (MIWs) in reinforced concrete (RC) frames are commonly used all around the world. It is well known that infill walls may affect the strength, stiffness, and displacement ductility of the structural system. Different approaches have been adopted in different codes and guidelines to consider the stiffness and strength contribution of MIWs on RC frame behavior. This study compares the ability of the existing guidelines to estimate stiffness, strength, and deformability of RC frames with MIWs by using a compiled experimental database composed of 51 experiments from 24 different studies. Alternative expressions are proposed in this study to provide improved estimates of stiffness and deformability of infilled RC frames.