Applications of Muti-Ribbed Walls in the Strengthening of Masonry Structures with Bottom Frame
As a new kind of structures, Multi-ribbed wall structure is now widely used in new-built buildings and old structures needed to be strengthened. In the field of strengthening, Masonry structure with bottom frame is often mentioned for it is vulnerable to earthquake. However, it is still widely applied in China for its agility for arrangement. So how to guarantee the safety of this kind of structure is very important. There are many methods to reinforce this style of structure, but every way has its limitations. Compared with other methods, Multi-ribbed wall structure is more proper, because its stiffness and mass can easily be changed through optimal design of different kinds of materials inside.
P. Chang and C. Y. Zhai, "Applications of Muti-Ribbed Walls in the Strengthening of Masonry Structures with Bottom Frame", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 3645-3648, 2011