The paper deals with the influence of infill masonry walls on the dynamic behaviour of steel structures. The research is based on the experimental and numerical results obtained for a real scale laboratory mock-up, consisting of a one-storey two-bays steel-concrete composite frame. Ambient vibration tests followed by impact load tests were performed after the construction of the IMWs to estimate the dynamic properties of the entire structure and to investigate changes of modal parameters (natural frequencies and mode shapes) due to the contribution of the non-structural components. Furthermore, impact load tests were performed on some IMWs to identify their out-of-plane modal parameters; finally, a methodology to estimate parameters for a 2D modelling of the IMWs is proposed and validated. The numerical results show a very good agreement with the experimental ones, proving the reliability of the estimated IMWs stiffnesses through the proposed procedure.

Identification of infill masonry walls stiffening contribution on the dynamic behaviour of steel frames

Vanni Nicoletti;Marco Regni;Elisa Speranza;Davide Arezzo;Sandro Carbonari;Fabrizio Gara
2019

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The paper deals with the influence of infill masonry walls on the dynamic behaviour of steel structures. The research is based on the experimental and numerical results obtained for a real scale laboratory mock-up, consisting of a one-storey two-bays steel-concrete composite frame. Ambient vibration tests followed by impact load tests were performed after the construction of the IMWs to estimate the dynamic properties of the entire structure and to investigate changes of modal parameters (natural frequencies and mode shapes) due to the contribution of the non-structural components. Furthermore, impact load tests were performed on some IMWs to identify their out-of-plane modal parameters; finally, a methodology to estimate parameters for a 2D modelling of the IMWs is proposed and validated. The numerical results show a very good agreement with the experimental ones, proving the reliability of the estimated IMWs stiffnesses through the proposed procedure.
978-840904900-4
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