Wall/Floor-Slab Interaction in Brickwork Structuresby A. W. Hendry, Univ of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: New Analysis Techniques for Structural Masonry
The paper summarises the results of three series of tests on sections of brickwork structure carried out with a view to determining the characteristics of wall/floor slab joints in terms of fixity and resulting eccentricity of loading in a wall. Methods of calculating eccentricity and wall strength are discussed and it is shown that in practical situations eccentricities are likely to be small and capacity reduction factors close to unity.
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