Flexural behavior of slender post-tensioned masonry walls

A. E. Schultz, J. R. Bean, C. R. Drake

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

The 2002 edition of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC, 2002) design provisions for masonry structures includes a chapter on the design of post-tensioned masonry (PTM) walls with either bonded or unbonded tendons. Recent research indicates that the MSJC formula for moment capacity of PTM sections can be inaccurate if unbonded tendons are used. In addition, the MSJC formulas have not been verified for slender walls. An experimental program is underway to investigate the resistance of slender PTM walls to transverse loading. Twelve 4.27-m (14-ft) tall walls with 810 × 100 mm (32 × 4 in.) cross-sections are being tested under monotonically increasing transverse loads. Six walls were made using clay brick, and the other six using concrete block. Some of the walls were post-tensioned using threaded steel rods that are not restrained from lateral deflection relative to the masonry, while the other six feature restrained tendons. The experimental investigation is outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past
Subtitle of host publicationSecuring the Future
EditorsG.E. Blandford, G.E. Blandford
Pages1025-1031
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Aug 16 2004
EventProceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past: Securing the Future - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: May 22 2004May 26 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past: Securing the Future

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2004 Structures Congress - Building on the Past: Securing the Future
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period5/22/045/26/04

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Flexural behavior of slender post-tensioned masonry walls'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this