Masonry infill panels subjected to cyclic in-plane loading

  • J. M. Leuchars Brickell, Moss Rankine and Hill, Wellington, New Zealand
  • J. C. Scrivener University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand


The presence of an infill panel within a frame greatly increases the stiffness of the structure as compared with the bare frame but in the process a less ductile and a degrading stiffness behaviour is obtained. Although the panel may be isolated from the frame, there are many instances where this
is not the case and so a study of the behaviour of infill-panel frames subjected
to the large lateral loads and deformations associated with earthquakes is essential.


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How to Cite
Leuchars, J. M., & Scrivener, J. C. (1976). Masonry infill panels subjected to cyclic in-plane loading. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 9(2), 122-131.