Computer Design of Engineered Brick Masonry

by Alan H. Yorkdale, Dir.; Engrg. and Res. Div., Struct. Clay Products Inst., McLean, VA,
Robert P. Anderson, Struct. Engr.; Engrg and Res. Div., Struct. Clay Products Inst., McLean, VA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 5, Pg. 1119-1135

Document Type: Journal Paper


The rational approach to the design of engineered brick masonry, as with other building materials, is time consuming. With the advent of the computer, brick masonry analysis programs can be written to aid the design professional. Two computer programs along with examples are given for the analysis of multistory loadbearing buildings following the nonreinforced provisions of the 1969 SCPI Standard, Building Code Requirements for Engineered Brick Masonry. One program considers the analysis of shear walls subjected to lateral wind forces. The other program covers the analysis of bearing walls subject to gravity loads and lateral wind loads. Both programs are written in the BASIC language and should be compatible with most time-sharing facilities.

Subject Headings: Bricks | Masonry | Computer analysis | Load bearing capacity | Shear walls | Gravity loads | Lateral loads | Wind loads

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