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Pushover Analysis for Seismic Evaluation of Masonry Wall

Amit Sharma and Rakesh Khare
Shri G.S. Inst. of Tech. & Sc. Indore, MP, India

Abstract—The present work investigates the seismic evaluation of unreinforced masonry (URM) walls when subjected to seismic (lateral) loading. The work consists of modeling the geometry and property of masonry wall. After which non-linear analysis was performed using SAP 2000 software. The paper is divided in to two parts. One part reveals the size of finite element meshing suitable for modeling a unreinforced masonry wall in SAP 2000 software. While the other part investigates the result of nonlinear static analysis performed on selected model.
Index Terms—seismic evaluation, unreinforced masonry wall, SAP 2000, finite element meshing, non-linear static analysis

Cite: Amit Sharma and Rakesh Khare, "Pushover Analysis for Seismic Evaluation of Masonry Wall," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 235-240, August 2016. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.5.3.235-240