Masonry Shear Wall Design by Strength Design

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This web seminar covers the design of masonry shear walls using the strength design method. The seminar primarily focuses on design of shear walls in accordance with the 2016 TMS 402 Code. Advantages of strength design vs. allowable stress design will be shown. Provisions for special reinforced masonry shear walls are also discussed and the benefits and advantages of using this system is highlighted. Maximum reinforcement provisions are covered in detail. The shear friction provisions that were added in the 2016 TMS 402 code is also 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 112 mins
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