An In-Plane Finite Element Model for Brick Masonry
A finite element model for brick masonry is reported. The model takes account of non linear deformations and progressive local failure. The failure may occur in the joints alone or in...

Nonlinear Macroscopic Finite Element Model for Masonry Walls
A macroscopic finite element model which includes both transverse shear effects and nonlinearity due to cracking has been developed for masonry. These features are accommodated using a...

Load-Bearing Capacity of Masonry Walls in a Critical Buckling Condition Taking Into Account the Restraining Effect of Floor Slabs
This paper studies the buckling effect of masonry walls and concrete floor slabs as a frame system. The frame is calculated according to the theory of II. order. The buckling length, the...

Shear Stresses in Composite Masonry Walls
The behavior of composite masonry walls subjected to inplane loads is a subject that has received little attention during the last few years. The small amount of experimental and analytical...

Masonry Rehabilitation: Practice and Research
The rehabilitation of masonry buildings is a major construction activity in the United States. The available techniques and evaluation methodologies are limited to visual investigation...

Rehabilitation, Renovation, and Reconstruction of Buildings
This document constitutes the proceedings for a National Science Foundation funded workshop to discuss research needs pertaining to the buildings side of infrastructure. It includes discussion...

New Analysis Techniques for Structural Masonry
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...

Report of the Working Group on Masonry Structures

Shear Design of Masonry Walls
The paper presents a summary of a research project carried out at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich to develop a design method based on the ultimate strength of masonry...

Behavior of Cavity Masonry Walls Under Out-of-Plane Lateral Loading: An Analytical Approach
In this paper, a finite element model is used to analyze cavity walls in an attempt to understand their complex behavior and to evaluate the adequacy of the assumptions embodied in the...

Ultimate Strength Design Procedure - Clay Masonry

A Saftey Index Analysis for Masonary Design

Probability-Based design for Masonry Construcion

Seismic Evaluation of Reinforced Masonry Walls
Masonry walls in operating nuclear plants are in many cases found to be overstressed in terms of allowable stresses when evaluated using current seismic design criteria. However, experimental...

Seismic Capacities of Masonry Walls at the Big Rock Point Nuclear Generating Plant
An evaluation to determine the ability of selected concrete block walls in the vicinity of essential equipment to withstand seismic excitation was conducted. The seismic input to the walls...

The Use of Joint Reinforcement in Qualifying Masonry Walls in Nuclear Power Plants
Wire joint reinforcement has been traditionally used in block masonry walls for crack control and to provide continuity for multiple wythe walls. In a number of nuclear power plants, vertically...

Observed Dynamic Response of a Single-Story Masonry House Model

Trouble Shooting ChemicaLly Resistant Masonry
This paper is a series of case histories showing specifically how lack of understanding of the nature of the materials and their proper uses has caused failure in design, specification,...

Seismic Performance of Low-Rise Concrete and Masonry Buildings

Earthquake Behavior Of One-Story Masonry Houses

 

 

 

 

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