Masonry Structural design

Strength Checks of One-Way Shear for Unreinforced Panel Walls

The examples of Sec. 5.1.3 through 5.1.7 in this chapter dealt with design of unreinforced panel walls for flexure. In theory, we should also check one-way shear. In practice, an example shows that shear does not come close to governing the design.

According to the strength provisions of the 2008 MSJC Code (Sec. 3.2.4), for hollow units in running bond, nominal shear strength Vn is the least of

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