Limit States Design in Masonry

by Carl J. Turkstra, Polytechnic Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability


This paper reviews some aspects of limit states design for masonry structures based primarily on experience with a new Canadian code. Steps in an advanced second order safety index analysis are summarized, the calibration process is reviewed and the process of establishing code values of material capacity reduction factors is discussed.

Subject Headings: Masonry | Limit states | Materials processing | Standards and codes | Building design | Structural design | Structural safety | Construction materials

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