Course Category: Allowable Stress Design of Masonry Series

Allowable Stress Design of Masonry #6: Reinforcement & Connectors

Reinforcement and connectors are essential to ensure a proper load path in masonry buildings. This session reviews basic detailing requirements for reinforcement and connectors and specific requirements for their design when using allowable stress procedures for masonry. Lap length requirements for reinforcement, use of hooks and confinement bars, and the design of anchor bolts are also be reviewed.…

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Allowable Stress Design of Masonry #5: Design of Columns and Pilasters & Out of Plane Load Distribution

Masonry columns and pilasters are often used in masonry buildings to carry large concentrated loads and, for pilasters, to support exterior walls subjected to out-of-plane loads. Allowable stress design and detailing required for these elements will be reviewed. This session looks at several sample masonry buildings to illustrate system behavior and overall design methodology.…

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Allowable Stress Design of Masonry #3: Design of Walls for Axial Load and Out-of-Plane Loads

Allowable stress design of masonry walls loaded with out-of-plane loads and axial loads are reviewed. Differences in the Allowable Stress design provisions and strength design procedures will be briefly discussed, especially the secondary bending moments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the design of walls loaded with out-of-plane with axial loads, including a brief overview of unreinforced masonry design
  • Describe basic differences between allowable stress design and strength design for such walls
  • Development of ASD Interaction diagrams will be presented
  • Provide examples of masonry walls for common thicknesses, reinforcing and load and loads

Allowable Stress Design of Masonry introduces Allowable Stress Design (ASD) of Masonry, review code requirements, and examine designs of common masonry elements including, beams, walls, columns, and pilasters.…

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Allowable Stress Design of Masonry #2: Design of Beams

This course reviews allowable stress design of masonry beams and lintels and provides an examination of whether arching action can be used to reduce the loads on these elements. Deflection calculations are reviewed, along with code compliance requirements relating to reinforcement and grouting.…

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Allowable Stress Design of Masonry #1: Introduction to Allowable Stress Design

This introductory course reviews basic allowable stress design concepts. Dr. McGinley presents key differences between allowable stress design and strength design procedures. This session also reviews masonry assemblies and systems, noting their purposes and resistance to primary loads. Attendees will learn about typical masonry building elements and their roles in the overall structural system including walls, beams, columns, and pilasters.…

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