Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures / Edition 2

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Fully updated to the 2009 International Building Code (2009 IBC) and the 2008 Masonry Standards Joint Committee code (MSJC-08), Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition, presents the latest methods for designing strong, safe, and economical structures with reinforced masonry. The book is packed with more than 425 illustrations and a wealth of new, detailed examples.

This state-of-the-art guide features strength design philosophy for reinforced masonry structures based on ASCE 7-05 design loads for wind and seismic design. Written by an internationally acclaimed author, this essential professional tool takes you step-by-step through the art, science, and engineering of reinforced masonry structures.

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Introduces the theory and design of structures built from clay and concrete masonry. The author, who teaches at California State University, first discusses masonry products, materials of construction, building codes, and ASTM standards. Following are chapters on the flexural analysis and design of beams, columns, walls subjected to axial and out-of-plane loads, shear walls, and retaining and subterranean walls. Construction procedures and case studies round out the book. The appendices, which comprise a full third of the book, present 24 design tables, an overview of strength design, and chapters 16 and 21 of the 1997-Uniform Building Code. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071475556
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 1,260,530
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor of Civil Engineering at California State University, Los Angeles. He has more than 44 years of experience and has published several technical papers and three books.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition xiii

Preface to the First Edition xvii

Acknowledgments xix

Notation xxi

Acronyms xxvii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

1.1 What is Masonry? 1

1.2 Plain and Reinforced Masonry 1

1.3 A Brief History of Masonry Construction 2

1.4 Evolution of Reinforced Masonry 3

1.5 Unreinforced and Reinforced Masonry 5

1.6 Historical Development of Building Codes and Standards for Masonry Construction 6

1.7 Design Methods 9

1.8 Load Combinations 11

References 14

Chapter 2 Masonry Units: Applications, Types, Sizes, and Classification 1

2.1 Introduction 1

2.2 Application of Masonry Units in Construction 1

2.3 General Description of Masonry Units 2

2.4 Clay Building Brick 4

2.5 Functional Aspects 15

2.6 Concrete Masonry Units 23

2.7 Bonds and Patterns in Masonry Work 35

2.8 Structural Requirements for Masonry in Stack Bond 41

2.9 Mortar Joints 42

2.10 Types of Wall Construction 43

2.11 Glass Unit Masonry 46

2.12 Mortarless Block Systems 51

2.13 Prefabricated Masonry 51

2.14 Autoclaved Aerated Concrete 54

References 55

Chapter 3 Materials of Masonry Construction 1

3.1 Introduction 1

3.2 Mortar 1

3.3 Grout 6

3.4 Differences between Mortar, Grout, and Concrete 11

3.5 Compressive Strength of Masonry 12

3.6 Steel Reinforcement 15

3.7 Modulus of Elasticity of Masonry Materials 22

3.8 Thermal Effects on Masonry 23

3.9 Influence of Moisture on Masonry: Shrinkage 25

3.10 Creep of Masonry 27

References 28

Chapter 4 Design of Reinforced Masonry Beams 1

4.1 Introduction 1

4.2 Historical Development 2

4.3 Strength Design Philosophy 2

4.4 Assumptions in Strength Design Philosophy 5

4.5 Analysis of Rectangular Sections in Flexure 7

4.6 Modulus of Rupture and Nominal Cracking Moment of a Masonry Beam 26

4.7 Design of Masonry Beams 31

4.8 Procedure for Flexural Design of Beams 41

4.9 Overreinforced Beams 53

4.10 Design for Shear in Reinforced Masonry Beams 56

4.11 Lateral Support of Masonry Beams 69

4.12 Analysis of Doubly Reinforced Masonry Beams 69

4.13 Lintels 74

4.14 Masonry Wall Beams (Deep Wall Beams) 101

4.15 Bond Beams 109

4.16 Diaphragm Action 111

4.17 Flexural Strength of a Wall due to In-Plane Loads 115

4.18 Development Lengths for Reinforcing Bars 117

4.19 Serviceability Criteria for Beams 119

4.20 Service Load Analysis of Reinforced Masonry Beams 120

4.21 Deflections of Reinforced Masonry Beams 126

References 139

Chapter 5 Columns 1

5.1 Introduction 1

5.2 Behavior of Axially Loaded Columns 4

5.3 Axial Strength of Reinforced Masonry Columns 7

5.4 MSJC Code Provisions for Reinforced Masonry Columns 10

5.5 Analysis of Reinforced Masonry Columns 16

5.6 Design Procedure for Reinforced Masonry Columns 21

5.7 Columns under Combined Axial Load and Bending 28

5.8 Discussion and Interpretation of the Axial Load-Bending Moment Interaction Diagrams 57

5.9 Interaction Diagram for a Wall under Combined Loading (Axial Load and Bending) 58

5.10 Shear Strength of Masonry Columns 60

5.11 Masonry Piers 64

References 68

Chapter 6 Walls under Gravity and Transverse Loads 1

6.1 Introduction 1

6.2 Types of Masonry Walls 1

6.3 Bond Patterns in Masonry Walls 16

6.4 Analysis of Walls under Gravity and Transverse Loads 23

6.5 Out-of-Plane Loads on Walls 25

6.6 Analysis of Masonry Walls for Out-of-Plane Loads 38

6.7 Design of Walls for Gravity and Transverse Loads 44

6.8 Axial Loads on Walls Subjected to Out-of-Plane Loads 69

6.9 Pilasters 69

6.10 Nonload-Bearing Walls 77

References 86

Chapter 7 Shear Walls 1

7.1 Introduction 1

7.2 Fundamental Concepts 2

7.3 Types of Shear Walls 6

7.4 Rigidity and Relative Rigidity of a Shear Wall 10

7.5 Rigidity of a Shear Wall with Openings 17

7.6 Determination of Seismic Lateral Forces in Shear Walls 39

7.7 Horizontal Diaphragms 50

7.8 Influence of Building Configuration on Lateral Force Distribution in Shear Walls 57

7.9 Analysis of Shear Walls and Diaphragms under Direct Shear and Torsional Moments 69

7.10 Design Considerations for Shear Walls 81

7.11 Analysis of Shear Walls under Flexure and Axial Loads 95

7.12 Design of Multistory Shear Walls 108

7.13 Failure Modes of Shear Walls 110

References 121

Chapter 8 Retaining and Subterranean Walls 1

8.1 Introduction 1

8.2 Principal Types of Retaining Walls 2

8.3 Lateral Pressures on Retaining Walls 9

8.4 External Stability of a Retaining Walls 25

8.5 Design Procedure for Masonry Retaining Walls 29

8.6 Subterranean or Basement Walls 35

8.7 Construction Considerations 42

References 48

Chapter 9 Construction Aspects 1

9.1 Introduction 1

9.2 Placement of Steel Reinforcement 2

9.3 Grouting 7

9.4 Movements of Construction Materials, Their Causes and Effects 23

9.5 Control of Cracking and Movement Joints 33

9.6 Quality Assurance 42

9.7 Flashing for Masonry Construction 43

References 46

Chapter 10 Anchorage to Masonry 1

10.1 Introduction 1

10.2 Types of Anchor Bolts 1

10.3 Placement and Embedment of Anchor Bolts in Masonry Grout 2

10.4 Nominal Strength of Anchor Bolts 3

10.5 Nominal Axial Strength of Anchor Bolts Loaded in Tension and in Combined Tension and Shear 5

10.6 Nominal Shear Strength of Headed and Bent-Bar Anchor Bolts in Shear 14

10.7 Headed and Bent-Bar Anchor Bolts in Combined Axial Tension and Shear 15

10.8 Structural Walls and Their Anchorage Requirements 16

References 27

Appendix Design Aids: Tables A.1

Glossary G.1

Index I.1

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