DESIGN METHODS


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DESIGN METHODS
DESIGN METHODSFor many years, masonry structures have been and continue to be designed based on the traditional allowable stress design method (also called service load method or working stress design). In this method, a structure is proportioned (designed) to resist code-specified service loads, which are assumed to be loads that a structure might be subjected to during its service life. The allowable (or working) stresses used in design are a fraction of the accepted failure strengths of materials (viz., compressive strength of masonry and yield strength of steel reinforcement) used in design. The structure is so proportioned that actual (i.e., calculated) stresses do not exceed the allowable stresses. Following the trend in design methodology being used for concrete…
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Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. DESIGN METHODS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export