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An Overview of the Modelling of Infill Walls in Framed Structures

Uğur Albayrak, Eşref Ünlüoğl, and Mizam Doğan
Dept. of Civil Engineering, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Abstract—Infill walls are considered to non-bearing structural members but affect not only structure masses also lateral rigidities which may cause free vibration behavior of the buildings. Although infill walls are not considered structural members, they are acting together with the frame when subjected to seismic loads. Analyze and calculation models including infill wall contribution are difficult and complex especially on major construction projects. Behavior of masonry infilled R.C. frames under seismic loads should be modeled to consider the effect of the infill walls on the seismic performance of the structure. In this study an overview of the modelling methods of infill walls in reinforced concrete frames is presented. The advantages or disadvantages of the presented methods are discussed and an easy and effective procedure is suggested for using in practice design.
Index Terms—infill wall, masonry, infilled frame, modelling

Cite: Uğur Albayrak, Eşref Ünlüoğl, and Mizam Doğan, "An Overview of the Modelling of Infill Walls in Framed Structures," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 24-29, February 2017. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.6.1.24-29