ANALYSIS OF WALLS UNDER GRAVITY AND TRANSVERSE LOADS


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ANALYSIS OF WALLS UNDER GRAVITY AND TRANSVERSE LOADS
ANALYSIS OF WALLS UNDER GRAVITY AND TRANSVERSE LOADS
General Considerations As pointed out earlier, from a structural design perspective, masonry walls (like all other wall) may be load-bearing or nonload-bearing. Generally speaking, all walls are subjected to combined loads—gravity and lateral. Load-bearing walls may be required to carry gravity loads from the roof or the floor, or both in addition to lateral loads. Nonload-bearing walls must also carry some gravity load (their own dead weight) as well as lateral loads (wind or seismic). In all cases, provisions must be made for those loads to be eventually transferred to foundation by providing a continuous load path.
Citation
Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. ANALYSIS OF WALLS UNDER GRAVITY AND TRANSVERSE LOADS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export