Failure Hypothesis for Masonry Shear Wallsby Felix Y. Yokel, (M.ASCE), Research Engr.; Center for Building Tech., National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.,
S. George Fattal, (M.ASCE), Research Struct. Engr.; Center for Building Tech., National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.,
Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 3, Pg. 515-532
Document Type: Journal Paper
Various failure hypotheses for wall panels subjected simultaneously to diagonal compressive load and to vertical compressive edge load are compared with the results of 32 tests on four types of brick masonry walls which were published elsewhere. It is concluded that failure can occur by joint separation or by splitting. A failure hypothesis is advanced which is shown to be in good agreement with the test results examined.
Subject Headings: Structural failures | Shear walls | Shear failures | Failure analysis | Material failures | Masonry | Load tests | Vertical loads | Walls | Failure loads | Compression
Services: Buy this book/Buy this article
Return to search