Masonry infill panels subjected to cyclic in-plane loading
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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