New Analysis Techniques for Structural Masonry

by Subhash C. Anand, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-481-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-481-1 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 136

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Conference information: A Session | Chicago, Illinois, United States | September 18, 1985

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


These seven papers on analysis of structural masonry that constitute this Proceedings were presented at a technical session at the ASCE Structural Engineering Congress held at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, on September 16-18, 1985. The various aspects of masonry analysis that have been covered under these papers include the following: 1) Linear and nonlinear finite element modeling, as well as progressive failure of masonry subjected to in-plane loads where failure may occur only in joints or may involve both bricks and joints; 2) a macroscopic finite element model for masonry (without individual modeling of joints and bricks or blocks) which can handle in-plane and out-of-plane loading including both transverse shear effects and nonlinearity due to cracking; 3) cavity masonry walls subjected to out-of-plane loads; 4) a general failure criterion for the biaxial compressive strength of masonry as well as a design method based on the ultimate strength of masonry walls; 5) reduction in the buckling lengths and corresponding increase in the load carrying capacity of masonry walls due to restraining effects of floor slabs; 6) wall/floor-slab interaction in brick walls which yield load eccentricities and possible capacity reductions; and 7) a 2D-finite element model that can account for shear transfer across wythes in a composite masonry wall.

Subject Headings: Masonry | Structural analysis | Load bearing capacity | Biaxial loads | Failure loads | Finite element method | Load transfer | Transverse loads | Illinois | United States | Chicago


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