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Tall Masonry Buildings Behaviour

Grant number: 12/22454-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2013
Effective date (End): January 25, 2017
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
Principal Investigator:Guilherme Aris Parsekian
Grantee:Ernesto Silva Fortes
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):15/02362-2 - Tall masonry buildings behaviour, BE.EP.DR


The possibility of constructing tall buildings with structural masonry construction system with large apartments, a building on the east side of St. Paul has reached the mark of 24 floors and two others in Morumbi, the south, are under construction, are burying some old prejudices with the system. It's in this regard, this project aims to develop an extensive literature search and experimental to evaluate the behavior of tall buildings in structural masonry. Therefore, the 1st part of the work is by a literature review national and international levels on the behavior of masonry as the forces of compressive compression in bending, shear strength, tensile flexion, flexion-compression and adherence, and behavior porticos. The second part of the project, which includes the 1st phase of the experimental program will be conducting tests for the characterization of materials (blocks, mortar and grout) and elements (walls and prisms) to evaluate the compression strength, shear strength , flexural tension. The 2nd phase of the trial you go through an analysis and testing of masonry frames, understood as columns and beams made of masonry, analyzed and sized as portals. The objective of this phase is to understand the structural model taking into account various factors, such as going to be considered effective, the relative small stiffness and low shear strength and bending beams between sections of masonry walls, providing the limit cracking and reinforcement ratio for beams, a considerable decrease in the stiffness of the portico and the connection between the beam and the foundation and between walls. Continuing, will be assessed a finite element modeling of testing and a tall building in structural masonry (frames) to have analysis and comparison with the experimental.

Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FONSECA, FERNANDO S.; FORTES, ERNESTO S.; PARSEKIAN, GUILHERME A.; CAMACHO, JEFFERSON S. Compressive strength of high-strength concrete masonry grouted prisms. CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, v. 202, p. 861-876, MAR 30 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
FORTES, ERNESTO S.; PARSEKIAN, GUILHERME A.; FONSECA, FERNANDO S.; CAMACHO, JEFFERSON S. High-Strength Concrete Masonry Walls under Concentric and Eccentric Loadings. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING-ASCE, v. 144, n. 6 JUN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
E. S. FORTES; G. A. PARSEKIAN; J. S. CAMACHO; F. S. FONSECA. Compressive strength of masonry constructed with high strength concrete blocks. Rev. IBRACON Estrut. Mater., v. 10, n. 6, p. -, Nov. 2017.
FORTES, ERNESTO S.; PARSEKIAN, GUILHERME A.; FONSECA, FERNANDO S. Relationship between the Compressive Strength of Concrete Masonry and the Compressive Strength of Concrete Masonry Units. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, v. 27, n. 9 SEP 2015. Web of Science Citations: 6.

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