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Masonry Wall Design at Horizontal Bending, Based on ACI 530-05 2

Masonry Wall Design at Horizontal Bending, Based on ACI 530-05

The vast majority of masonry walls designed to resist out-of-plane bending are supported at the top and bottom, spanning vertically. Once you start looking at designs where a wall is spanning horizontally between columns, intersecting walls, or other supports, you are no longer within the scope of MASS. 

This does not mean that MASS cannot be a useful tool in designing a  horizontally spanning wall! Continue reading to see how you can manipulate the software to assist you in your design.

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