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Masonry Shear Wall Design Based on CBC 2007 Chapter A 2

Masonry Shear Wall Design Based on CBC 2007 Chapter A


Shear walls are the main seismic force-resisting elements in a reinforced masonry building. Depending on the aspect ratio, reinforcement details, and loading and boundary conditions, masonry shear walls can exhibit one of several, or a combination of, failure mechanisms when subjected to in-plane lateral loading.

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