Wall/Floor-Slab Interaction in Brickwork Structures

by 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.

Subject Headings: Structural analysis | Load tests | Joints | Load factors | Walls | Slabs | Strength of materials | Load bearing capacity

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