Full-scale experimental evaluation of a panelized brick veneer wall system under simulated wind loading

Jianhai Liang, Ali M. Memari

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Abstract

Brick veneer over steel stud backup wall is lighter and easier to construct compared to brick veneer over concrete masonry backup wall. However, due to the relatively low stiffness of the steel stud backup, the brick veneer tends to crack under wind load. This paper briefly introduces a new panelized brick veneer with steel frame backup wall system that is developed to potentially address this problem. The experimental study of the performance of this system under simulated wind loading is discussed in detail. The test setup details and the test specimens are introduced, results of major interests are presented, and performance of the new system is evaluated based on the test results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-123
Number of pages25
JournalStructural Engineering and Mechanics
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 10 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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