This course provides an understanding of the behavior and strength of masonry structures. This includes both reinforced and unreinforced walls, columns and beams. Material properties of different masonry units (brick, block and tile) and construction details are examined. Lateral loads and shear walls are included.
Students are introduced to the basic masonry materials of clay brick, concrete block, mortar and grout as well as reinforcing. Basic analysis and design procedures based on applicable codes of practice are explored. This includes both reinforced and unreinforced walls, columns and beams as well as masonry vaulting. Use is made of the appropriate codes including the TMS 402, the NCMA TEK Notes and Manuals and the BIA Technical Notes.
Tue, Thu 8:30-10:00am 2213 A&AB