Effect of Thickness and Vertical Load on Lateral Strength of Masonry Wall Panels

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20358998
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 219
Physical description28 p.
SubjectMasony walls
AbstractThe design of walls for lateral loads poses two problems, one concerning the magnitude and distribution of lateral force and the other the structural action of the wall. The Building Structures Section of the Division has begun a study of the second problem with a view to providing information on the lateral strength of basement walls built of unit masonry. Two factors known to affect lateral strength are wall thickness and vertical load that the wall supports; this report, dealing with the effects of these two factors on the lateral strength of concrete block walls marks the beginning of a more extensive study of the structural properties of masonry walls.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number4983
NPARC number20358998
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Record created2012-07-20
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