This edition has been fully revised and extended to cover blockwork and Eurocode 6 on masonry structures. This valued textbook:
Discusses all aspects of design of masonry structures in plain and reinforced masonry.
summarizes materials properties and structural principles as well as describing structure and content of codes.
Presents design procedures, illustrated by numerical examples.
Includes considerations of accidental damage and provision for movement in masonry buildings.
This thorough introduction to design of brick and block structures is the first book for students and practicing engineers to provide an introduction to design by EC6.
Loadbearing masonry buildings. Bricks, blocks and mortars. Masonry properties. Codes of practice for structural masonry. Design for compressive loading. Design for wind loading. Lateral load analysis of masonry panels. Composite action between walls and other elements. Design for accidental damage. Reinforced masonry. Prestressed masonry. Design calculations for a seven-story dormitory building according to BS 5628. Movements in masonry buildings. Notations. Definition of terms used in masonry. References and further reading. Index.