Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Bernat E., Gil Ll., Roca P. and Sandoval C. (2013)

Experimental and numerical analysis of bending–buckling mixed failure of brickwork walls.

Revista : Construction and Building Materials
Volumen : 43
Páginas : 1-13
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


The eccentric in-plane loading of masonry walls involves complex bending performance that includes second-order effects. In this work, a bidimensional (2D) simplified micro-model for the analysis of this type of failure is developed. An experimental investigation based on 20 tests of full-scale unreinforced masonry walls is performed. The tests are characterised by slenderness and load eccentricity. The analytical methods of Eurocode-6 and ACI-530 are compared with experimental data from the present investigation, other experimental results available in the literature and simulation results from the numerical model.