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A complete, accessible introduction to structural masonry fundamentals. This practical volume provides a thorough grounding in the design of masonry structures for buildings --with clear and easy-to-grasp coverage of basic materials, construction systems, building codes, industry standards, and simple computations for structural elements of commonly used forms of masonry. Well-written and carefully organized, the book: * Includes all principal types of masonry materials: brick, stone, fired clay, concrete block, glass block, and more * Contains information on unreinforced, reinforced, and veneered construction * Examines key design criteria: dead loads, live loads, lateral loads, structural planning, building code requirements, and performance measurement * Features helpful study aids --including exercises and solutions, glossary of terms, bibliography, and detailed appendices. Requiring only minimal prior experience in engineering analysis or design, Simplified Design of Masonry Structures is ideal for self-study or classroom use. It is an essential reference for architecture and engineering students and professionals.
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.
The experience of people working with different perspectives in different fields of masonry modeling, from mathematics to applied engineering and practice, is brought together in this book. It presents both the theoretical background and an overview of the state-of-the-art in static and dynamic masonry modeling.
Copublished with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and Specifications for Masonry StructuresØis a joint effort of the American Concrete Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers. The code covers the design and construction of masonry structures, andØthe specifications address the quality, inspection, testing, and placement of the materials. Topics in the code include: embedded items; strength and serviceability; flexural and axial loads; walls; pilasters; and empirical design of masonry. Topics in the specifications include: inspection requirements; determination of compressive strength; construction of masonry; provision and placement of reinforcement and metal accessories; and the provision and placement of grout.
The Discrete Element Method (DEM) has emerged as a solution to predicting load capacities of masonry structures. As one of many numerical methods and computational solutions being applied to evaluate masonry structures, further research on DEM tools and methodologies is essential for further advancement. Computational Modeling of Masonry Structures Using the Discrete Element Method explores the latest digital solutions for the analysis and modeling of brick, stone, concrete, granite, limestone, and glass block structures. Focusing on critical research on mathematical and computational methods for masonry analysis, this publication is a pivotal reference source for scholars, engineers, consultants, and graduate-level engineering students.

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