Differential Movement in Composite Load-Bearing Masonry Walls

by Clayford T. Grimm, (M.ASCE), Lect.; Architectural Engrg., Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, Tex.,
David W. Fowler, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Architectural Engrg.; Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, Tex.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 7, Pg. 1277-1288

Document Type: Journal Paper


Contrary to current structural design practice in load bearing composite walls, having one wythe of brick masonry and one of concrete masonry, the brick masonry typically carries all of the superimposed load in compression, bending occurs around the neutral axis of the brick masonry, and buckling is restricted by both wythes.

Subject Headings: Composite structures | Bricks | Load bearing capacity | Masonry | Concrete structures | Load and resistance factor design | Concrete | Compression

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