Workpackage 4

Lead Beneficiary:

UMINHO - Universidade do Minho

Involved Beneficiaries:

UNIPD, UNIPV, NTUA, UNI KASSEL, METU, SDA, HI STRUCT

Activity Type: RTD    Start Month: 3    End Month: 30    Persons Month: 64

Objectives:

• To numerically simulate the behaviour of bare frames and frames with enclosure/veneer walls for defining their mutual influence in the seismic response
• To perform sensitivity studies aimed at defining the seismic input on the non-structural elements
• To perform parametric numerical analysis to seek for the influence of in-plane damage on the out-of-plane response of masonry walls; the structural limitations of the intended technologies; and the detailed interaction of structural and non-structural elements
• To provide design procedures and design charts for a wide range of enclosure walls and veneers, and assist the drafting of design guidelines

Tasks:

• Task 4.1: Modelling and analysis of bare and infilled frames
• Task 4.2: Detailed analysis of masonry walls and their connections
• Task 4.3 Development of optimized design rules

Deliverables:

• Report about optimal modelling strategies for bare and infilled frames (D4.1, task 4.1), delivered at month 15
• Report about the accuracy and reliability of numerical simulations, with guidelines for optimal modelling strategies (D4.2, task 4.2), delivered at month 21
• Influence of the global response of the non-structural elements (D4.3, task 4.1), delivered at month 27
• Design formulations and design charts for typical construction and connection systems, spans, boundary conditions and materials, level of in-plane damage (D4.4, task 4.3), delivered at month 30