Tests for dynamic characterisation of bare and infilled frames

Masonry-infilled RC frame

In the framework of the Herakleitos project snap-back free-vibration tests were performed on a 3-storey bare and infilled frame structure. The fundamental period of the infilled frame was four times shorter than the period of the bare frame. The infilled frame will be tested to failure, retrofitted with textile-reinforced-mortar and tested again.

Watch the snap-back test on the bare frame.