INTRODUCTION


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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTIONReinforced masonry consists of precast units. Anchor bolts are used as primary means of anchoring (attaching) of various structural (loadbearing) and nonstructural (nonloadbearing) elements that form parts of reinforced masonry structures. Structural elements that need to be anchored to masonry include roof and floor diaphragms, ledger beams, girders, and any other element that might be required to transfer their loads to masonry. For example, flexible roof and floor diaphragms are typically supported on ledger beams which are anchored to the masonry walls with anchor bolts. This type of connection transfers gravity load as well as lateral load from diaphragms to ledger beams, and then to the walls. Anchor bolts are used to support girders supporting roof or floor diaphragms, which transfer th…
Citation
Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. INTRODUCTION, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export