Masonry Infill Panels with Openings, Modeling, Effect on Seismic Response of Concrete Frame and Example Study According the Provisions in Morocco ÃÂ«Rps 2011ÃÂ»Abdelaziz Benamar*, Tawfik Elouali and Taoufik Cherradi
University of Mohammed The Fifth, Mohammadia Engineer’s School, Rabat-Morocco
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abdelaziz Benamar
University of Mohammed The Fifth
Mohammadia Engineer’s School
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Received date: June 20, 2016; Accepted date: July 19, 2016; Published date: July 20, 2016
Citation: Benamar A, Elouali T, Cherradi T (2016) Masonry Infill Panels with Openings, Modeling, Effect on Seismic Response of Concrete Frame and Example Study According the Provisions in Morocco «Rps 2011». J Civil Environ Eng 6: 244. doi:10.4172/2165-784X.1000244
Copyright: © 2016 Benamar A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Masonry remains today an essential, even indispensable at buildings in Morocco, however, the lack of experimentation led to the neglect thereof in digital computing models especially the panels with openings. On the other hand, damage in seismic zones showed a significant participation of the latter on failure modes of a structure. It is noteworthy that the Moroccan earthquake regulations RPS 2000 Version 2011 advocates modeling masonry infill panels with two equivalent rods [cf. Art No. 7.3.3].