Evaluate the efficacy of confined masonry construction & its strengthening under different axial loads under seismic excitation, in Indian Context to assess structural capacity in terms of strength, stiffness, deformation, energy dissipation and develop finite element model thereof.
Scope of the Work:
- Establishment of shake table facility for full-scale investigations.
- Test Model Design.
- Material characterization, test program under medium and high axial stress condition
- Evaluation of strengthening measures on damaged model and retesting
- Numerical analysis of CM models and evolving design basis