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"Design of Structural Masonry" presents a finished resource of data on useful masonry layout, introduces the character and inherent features of masonry given on the subject of the necessities of BS 5628 and introduces using Eurocode EC6 in structural masonry layout. The book's content material levels from an advent to masonry as a fabric to the layout of reasonable buildings.

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E. BS 187. In addition to this information some manufacturers colour code their bricks to indicate the Strength Class. 2. 3. The graphs in Figures 1(a) to 1(d) in BS 5628 : Part 1 : 1992 can be used for interpolation between these compressive strengths to determine the characteristic strength of the masonry. 4. Note: It is important to note that there is no direct relationship between compressive strength and water absorption as given in this table, and durability. 38 Design of Structural Masonry Table 4.

The resultant eccentricity may be in the plane of the wall as in the case of masonry shear-walls resisting combined lateral wind loading and vertical floor/roof loading or, perpendicular to the plane of the wall as in the case of walls supporting floor/roof slabs and/or beams spanning on to them. 1 and Figure 4 of the code. 24. 24 Standard methods of elastic analysis assuming rigid-floor plate deformation and consequently load distribution in proportion to the relative stiffness of walls, can be used to determine the lateral loading on any particular shear-wall within a building.

Isolated vertical loadbearing members in which the width is not more than four times the thickness are referred to as columns. 34(b). 4 Cavity Walls Cavity walls have been adopted universally as exterior walls in buildings to resist both vertical and lateral loading. They provide strength and stability, resistance to rain penetration, thermal and sound insulation in addition to fire resistance. 7). 35(a) and (b). 35 The effect of the ties is to increase the stiffness of each individual leaf and consequently reduce its tendency to buckle under load.

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