Title: Strength of Masonry Subjected to Combined Actions
Author(s): Nebojsa Mojsilovic and Peter Marti
Publication: Structural Journal
Appears on pages(s): 633-642
Keywords: bending; limit analysis; loads (forces); masonry; strength; struc-tural
design; tests; walls.
A sandwich model is presented to predict the strength of masonry wall elements subjected to combined in-plane forces and moments, The validity of the model is demonstrated by comparisons with eighteen large-scale tests on clay brick and calcium-silicate block walls. While the experimental verification has been limited to clay brick and calcium-silicate block masonry, the sandwich model is also applicable to concrete block masonry.