Strength Design of Masonry Webinar

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Strength Design of Masonry Webinar

Date: October 12, 2017
Time:
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Webinar
Please See Registration Link Below
Description

The first in TMS's monthly second Thursday webinar series is now open for registration!
 
Strength design was added to the TMS 402 Building Code for Masonry Structures in 2002. However, most masonry is still designed by the Allowable Stress Design method. Strength design generally results in more efficient designs than with Allowable Stress Design. This webinar will review the design assumptions for strength design, and look at the design of beams, bearing walls, and shear walls using strength design. Practical design methods and tips will be provided for each member type, and examples will illustrate the design process. The results of each design will be compared to allowable stress design. This webinar will provide the engineer with the tools necessary to begin using strength design for masonry, and realizing the benefits it can offer. For more information on the webinar or to register, click here.

Learning Objectives

 

  1. Understand the assumptions and basis for strength design of masonry.
  2. Understand the design methods appropriate for masonry beams, and be able to design a beam using strength design.
  3. Understand the design methods appropriate for masonry bearing walls under out-of-plane loads, and be able to design a bearing wall using strength design.
  4. Understand the design methods appropriate for shear walls, including both shear and overturning, and be able to design a shear wall using strength design