G.C. MANOS, B. YASIN and J. THAUMPTA Aristotle University, Thessaloniki

A programme to examine the performance of partially reinforced masonry piers when subjected to seismic loading is described. This paper includes some preliminary results employing a “Greek” type brick which shows that the piers examined with height/length ratio approximately equal to one perform satisfactorily with no significant damage for drift levels up to 0.7%; for drift levels higher than this, significant damage and load degradation was observed.