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Title: Summary of Research and Design
Philosophy for Bearing Wall Structures
Author(s): A. W. Hendry
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 723-738
Keywords: bearing walls; collapse; explosions; high-rise buildings; masonry load-bearing walls;multistory buildings; research; structural design.
Abstract:Following the Ronan Point accident in 1968 a considerable amount of research work was carried out in the United Kingdom to assess the liability of bearing wall structures to progressive collapse. This included tests on full-size structures and on load-bearing elements. These investigations are summarized in the paper together with a discussion of the measures developed to prevent the occurrence of progressive collapse in bearing wall structures at the design stage.
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