Out-of-Plane Design of Reinforced Masonry Bearing Walls

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The out-of-plane design of reinforced masonry bearing walls for wind, seismic and soil loads using both the allowable stress and strength design procedures are covered. Differences between the methods are highlighted. The effect of recent code changes on the design of the walls are also covered. Time- and cost-saving tips are provided for designing walls, including avoiding iteration with strength design of walls loaded out-of-plane and consideration of deflection. The new moment magnifier procedure that was added to the 2013 TMS 402 Code are shown. Examples illustrating the principles as well as common mistakes are presented.

Richard Bennett, Ph.D, P.E. is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Masonry Society Journal and a Fellow of The Masonry Society. He is a member of ASTM C12 on Mortars and Grouts for Unit Masonry, and ASTM C15 on Manufactured Masonry Units. Dr. Bennett has been very active in the Masonry Standards Joint Committee which writes the Building Code for Masonry Structures. He has chaired the Flexural, Axial Loads, and Shear subcommittee and served as the vice-chair of the 2013 MSJC Committee. Dr. Bennett is currently the chair of the main committee developing the 2016 code. He has been appointed as chair of the main committee for the next code cycle, which will develop the 2022 provisions.

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Speakers Richard Bennett Ph.D., P.E.
Duration 109 mins
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