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DEGAS: An innovative earthquake-proof AAC wall system

2018-09-01
Canbay, Erdem
Binici, Barış
DEMİREL, İSMAİL OZAN
ALDEMİR, ALPER
Uzgan, Ugur
ERYURTLU, ZAFER
BULBUL, KORAY
The in‐plane response of infill walls independent of the material used has been investigated thoroughly in the literature and the common observation on the response was the formation of both compression struts and tension struts. These struts in the diagonals of the infill walls are the main reason for the cracking and crushing of the infill wall material. Researchers have proposed some techniques that enhance the performance of infill walls. Most of the proposed methods include a special device or connection detailing to isolate the infill wall from the RC frame even during excessive lateral displacement demands.