In-Plane Behavior of Concrete Masonry Coupled Walls
To study the in-plane seismic resistance of multi-story masonry coupled walls, 6 full-scale reinforced masonry specimens, each two stories high, are being constructed and tested in the...

Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Experiments on Two-Story Reinforced Masonry Shear Walls
Nonlinear, static finite element analyses are being used for correlation with experiments conducted on one-story reinforced masonry shear walls, and for the prediction of and correlation...

Influence of Nonlinear Models on Dynamic Displacements
This research is a part of an ongoing multi-year program that is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and conducted under the TCCMAR (Technical Coordinating Committee for Masonry...

Seismic Strengthening of a Tall Masonry Building
The design of a strengthening system for a tall building is proposed using ductile reinforced masonry shear walls. This innovative design concept produced a system that controlled the...

1988 Provisions for Masonry Design
The 1988 Uniform Building Code has seen a significant change in the seismic design requirements, Chapter 23, for the design of structures subjected to earthquake loads. This paper discusses...

Development of Inelastic Reduction Factors to Provide an Elastic Design Procedure
R factor values can only be rationally selected when they are based on in part nonlinear inelastic dynamic analyses of building system types. However, it is informative to discuss the...

Tunneling through an Existing Concrete Masonry Dam
The Gregory B. Jarvis Hydroelectric Project is located in Upper New York State on the West Canada Creek. Existing facilities include a non-overflow concrete gravity dam, 65 feet long and...

Earthquake Resistant Brick Design

Specifications for Masonry Structures
Specifications for Masonry Structure (AC1530.1-88/ASCE6-88) is a joint effort of the American Concrete Institute and the American Society of...

An Overview of the U.S. Coordinated Program for Masonry Building Research
The U.S. Coordinated Program for Masonry Building Research is a time-phased set of specific research tasks addressing materials, component and system behavior. The objective of the program...

Production of Masonry Blocks for Developing Countries
The need for nuturing of low cost building materials industry in developing countries has long been recognized throughout the world. costs of building materials. Therefore, construction...

Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-88/ASCE 5-88) and Specifications for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-88/ASCE 6-88) (ACI 530.1-88/ASCE 6-88)
Copublished with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and Specifications for...

Seismic Strengthening of a Historic Unreinforced Masonry Building
The building involved is a four-story unreinforced masonry structure. Considerations related to development of design criteria are presented along with retrofitting strategies. The building...

Closing Session Codes for Buildings

Eurocode 4: A European Code for Composite Construction

Eurocode 4: Comparison with Existing National Codes in the German-Speaking Part of Europe

Highlights of New ASCE Standard on Composite Slabs

Construction of a Huge Transfer Girder for the I.B.M. Tower in Singapore

Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and Specifications for Masonry Structures
The proposed Building Code Requirements and Specifications for Masonry Structures presented in this book were developed by the Joint American Concrete Institute, American Society of Civil...

Concrete Masonry Design and Construction Considerations in Florida

 

 

 

 

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