PILASTERS


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PILASTERS
PILASTERS
Introduction Analysis and design of reinforced masonry walls was discussed in several previous sections. When loads on walls are not too large, or when the walls themselves are not too tall, common types of masonry walls can be used to carry loads. However, for carrying large loads, or when the walls are especially tall, short segments of wall may be thickened at locations where concentrated gravity loads are applied. These short, thickened segments of walls are called pilasters. The increased thickness is achieved by projecting masonry from one side of the wall (single-projection or single-face pilaster, Fig. 6.37
Citation
Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. PILASTERS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export