Masonry Infill in Structural Analysis: Effects on Seismic Performance

S. D. Doye*
Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, Nagpur, India.
Periodicity:October - December'2023


In structural analysis, masonry infill is commonly regarded as a non-structural component. However, understanding the true behavior of a structure requires incorporating the effects of masonry infill in seismic evaluations. This paper reviews the effects of masonry infill on seismic performance through analyses including pushover analysis, time history analysis, response spectrum analysis, linear static analysis, and eigenvalue analysis. Ten research papers were reviewed, covering different aspects of masonry infill effects on structures of varying configurations and seismic zones. Results indicate that including masonry infill reduces the fundamental time period of vibration and storey displacement while increasing the base shear compared to bare frame structures. This comprehensive review underscores the importance of considering masonry infill in structural analysis to enhance seismic performance.


Structural Analysis, Masonry Infill, Seismic Performance, Base Shear, Displacement, Fundamental Time Period, Strength, Stiffness, Non-Structural Element.

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Doye, S. D. (2023). Masonry Infill in Structural Analysis: Effects on Seismic Performance. i-manager’s Journal on Structural Engineering, 12(3), 42-49.


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