Strength Design of Masonry #4: Strength Design of Walls for In-Plane Loads and Seismic Detailing

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Shear walls are critical building elements to resist in-plane loads and are, for masonry, the seismic-force-resisting system. This session of the Strength Design of Masonry series reviews strength design of shear walls, along with both seismic detailing requirements and minimum/maximum detailing requirements for such walls.

Learning Objectives:

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

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Presenter: John Hochwalt, PE, SE, KPFF Consulting Engineers
Date Presented: February 24, 2021
Credit: 1 AIA LU / 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU
AIA Course Number: TMSSD04


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