Allowable Stress Design of Masonry #4: Wall Design for In-Plane Loads & Seismic Detailing

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Shear walls are critical building elements to resist in-plane loads and are, for masonry, the wind and seismic-force-resisting system. This session reviews Allowable Stress Design of shear walls along with both seismic detailing requirements and minimum/maximum detailing requirements for such walls. Design for in-plane shear, including shear friction, and in-plane flexure is explored and examples provided. The effect of openings are also be examined.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduce masonry shear walls and applied loads on these critical elements
  • Discuss seismic detailing requirements for masonry shear walls
  • Review the Allowable Stress design provisions for masonry shear walls for combined axial load and bending and for shear
  • Discuss maximum and minimum reinforcement limits and detailing of shear walls when using Allowable Stress Design

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. The series discusses design methodology as well as design for flexure, axial loads, and in-plane loads. It concludes with a review of requirements for reinforcement and connectors and detailing masonry effectively. It is recommended that you have a basic familiarity with masonry (consistent with content presented in the Masonry 101 Series). View other courses in this series or purchase the Allowable Stress Design Bundle to access all 6 and save $30 compared to buying them separately.

Presenter: Scott W. Walkowicz, P.E., Walkowicz Consulting Engineers, LLC
Date Presented: March 2, 2022
Credit: 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU / 1 AIA LU
AIA Course Number: TMSASD04