1st Edition

Design of Masonry Structures

Edited By A.W. Hendry, B.P. Sinha, S.R. Davies Copyright 1997
    288 Pages
    by CRC Press

    288 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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 descibing structure and content of codes
    • presents design procedures, illustrated by numerical examples
    • includes considerations of accidental damage and provision for movement in masonary buildings.

    This thorough introduction to design of brick and block structures is the first book for students and practising 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.


    The late A. W. Hendry was Professor and Chairman of the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. B. P. Sinha is Reader in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. S. R. Davies is an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Civil Engineering, also at the University of Edinburgh.

    'A place should be found for this book on the shelves of practising structural engineers.' – Structural Survey