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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF INFILL MATERIALS ON SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS
Prakash A Nayakar

Published in: International Journal of Current Engineering And Scientific Research ( IJCESR)
Volume- 5, Issue-1, pp.35-44, Jan 2018
DPI :-> 16.10046.IJCESR.2018.V5I1.3544.2296



Abstract
A reinforced concrete building with masonry infill is most common type of construction in India. Traditionally, conventional clay bricks or concrete blocks which are heavy rigid materials have been used as Infill wall. Though, AAC (aerated light weight concrete) blocks which are lightweight, flexible building materials that provides insulation and fire resistance and have lower impact on environment, can be used as masonry infill (MI) material in buildings. AAC blocks are now also available in India. A number of researchers have studied the behavior of AAC in-filled reinforced concrete (R/C) frames experimentally. The experimental result have shown that the AAC blocks infilled RC frame exhibits better performance subjected to lateral loads than that of conventional bricks infilled frames. The study of the effect of types of infill materials used on the performance of RC infilled frames is still limited. Hence in present report, comparative study of the effect of type of infill wall material on seismic response of structure has been presented. AAC blocks and conventional clay bricks materials are used for the comparison. To check the behavior of RC frames with both AAC block and conventional clay bricks infill, analysis has been done using ETABS. Three models are considered for comparison. One is bare frame, 2nd is infill frame and third is infill frame with open ground storey. To model the infill analytically, equivalent diagonal strut method is used. The ends of diagonal strut are pin jointed. Infill behaves like compression strut between column and beam and compression forces are transferred from one node to another. The analysis has been carried out for dead load (DL) live load (LL), and earthquake load. The results have shown that AAC block infill material behaves better under seismic loading than conventional brick

Key-Words / Index Term
AAC block, Infill frame, Equivalent strut model

How to cite this article
Prakash A Nayakar , “A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF INFILL MATERIALS ON SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS”, International Journal of Current Engineering And Scientific Research ( IJCESR), 5, Issue-1, pp.35-44, Jan 2018. DPI:16.10046.IJCESR.V5.I1.2296