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Title: Spacing of Lateral Supports for Masonry Walls
Author(s): Robert H. Krone and Richard N. Pollitz
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 231-238
Keywords: block, code requirement, lateral support, masonry wall, stress spacing, wall, wind.
Abstract:The interpretation of some building codes regarding the spacing of lateral supports or the limiting of the stresses in masonry walls for stability against wind pressures seem to vary among engineers. To emphasize the need for a clarifi-cation of the codes in this matter, the results of an analytical study of hollow block masonry walls is presented. From this study graphs have been prepared for ease of evaluating the stability of a masonry wall based on its combined strength in the vertical and horizontal directions.
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