Load-Bearing Capacity of Masonry Walls in a Critical Buckling Condition Taking Into Account the Restraining Effect of Floor Slabs

by W. Mann, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Darmstadt, West Germany,
E. Leicher, Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Darmstadt, West Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: New Analysis Techniques for Structural Masonry


This paper studies the buckling effect of masonry walls and concrete floor slabs as a frame system. The frame is calculated according to the theory of II. order. The buckling length, the bending moments and the load capacity are determined for homogeneous materials as well as for materials without tensile strength. Simple formulas for practical use are developed.

Subject Headings: Load bearing capacity | Slabs | Buckling | Floors | Concrete frames | Walls | Tensile strength

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