Properties of masonry materials: brick, block, mortar, grout and reinforcement; Mechanics of masonry in compression: failure theories, compressive strength, elastic modulus; Unreinforced masonry walls: vertical and transverse loadings, shear walls; Reinforced masonry walls: axial force, flexure and shear design, detailing of reinforcement; perforated shear walls; Building systems: floor diaphragms, lateral-force distribution to shear walls; Strength design concepts: shear walls, out-of-plane walls; Performance-based rehabilitation of existing masonry buildings: condition assessment, analysis methods, performance criteria.
Design and Assessment of Masonry Structures
- IUSS Pavia
- EE - Earthquake Engineering
- Fall 2001
- DANIEL P. ABRAMS
- Date (from - to):
- 04/09/2001 – 27/09/2001
- Abrams, D.P., Classnotes for a Course in Masonry Structures, The Masonry Society, Boulder, Colorado, Third Edition (2000).
- Drysdale, R., A. Hamid and L. Baker Masonry Structures: Behavior and Design, The Masonry Society, Boulder, Colorado, Second Edition, (2000).
- ACI/ASCE/TMS Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-99/ASCE 5-99/TMS 402-99).
- International Building Code, 2000, International Conference of Building Officials, Whittier, California.
- FEMA 273: NEHRP Guidelines for Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington DC .