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Anténio Arêde, André Furtado, José Melo, Hugo Rodrigues, Humberto Varum, Nuno Pinto

Publication: Challenges and Main Features on Quasi-static Cyclic Out-of-plane Tests of Full-scale Infill Masonry Walls (2017)


Anténio Arêde, André Furtado, José Melo, Hugo Rodrigues, Humberto Varum, Nuno Pinto


Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering (AESE)

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Filip Anic, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek

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An innovative testing set-up was developed in order to perform quasi-static out-of-plane tests of full-scale IM walls with airbags which was lately upgraded with pneumatic actuators. Both tests setups were described and discussed throughout the manuscript.


Quasi-static Cyclic Out-of-plane tests presents high level of difficulties due to the setups complexities and since it i

Test setup: Test setup using pneumatic atuators

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