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Title
A Literature Survey - Transverse Strength of Masonry Walls.
File
PB277933.pdf
Author(s)
Omote, Y.; Mayes, R. L.; Chen, S. W. J.; Clough, R. W.
Source
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C., March 1977, 148 p.
Identifying Number(s)
UCB/EERC-77/07
Abstract
The literature survey presented collates most of the available relevant information on the transverse or out-of-plane strength of masonry walls. The report discusses several of the test techniques used and summarizes the most significant available test results. Formulations for predicting the capacity of walls subjected to transverse loads are presented together with their correlation with experimental results. Also included is a section relating test results to present design practices and code requirements.
Keywords
Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Masonry; Transverse strength; Structural design; Lateral pressure; Walls; Brick construction; Concrete blocks