A new edition of a well-known and respected book. This book provides a thorough guide for structural engineers on the use of concrete masonry. The second edition of the Concrete Masonry Designer's Handbook is the only handbook to provide information on all the new CEN TC125 masonry standards, as well as detailed guidance on design to Eurocode 6. Throughout the book, detailed design examples are provided which will enable the designer to develop an understanding of the correct design approach. At key points in the book, table and design charts are provided to further facilitate the design process.
Introduction. Principles of Limit State Design. Materials. Types of Block and Brick. Types of Wall. Stability, Robustness and Overall Layout. Walls under Vertical Load. Lateral Loading on Plain Masonry. Reinforced Masonry. Concentrated Loads. Composite Action. The Thermal Performance of Masonry Walls. The Resistance of Concrete Masonry to Rain Penetration. Sound Insulation. Fire Resistance. Movement in Masonry. Specification and Workmanship. Blemishes, Faults and Problems. Statistics and Quality Control. Design of Plain and Prestressed Diaphragm Walls. Bed Joint Reinforcement. Developments in Europe. Index