Outstanding TMS Journal Paper Award

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Recipient Summary

Journal Papers receiving awards at 12th North American Masonry Conference

  • “In-Plane Behavior and Influence of Mortar Formulation in the Strength of Fully-Grouted Reinforced Masonry Shear” by Ehsan Minaie, Micheael Mota, Franklin L. Moon and Ahmad  A. Hamid
  • “Interface Shear Transfer Between Grout and AAC Masonry” by Richard E. Klingner, Monica Puglisi and Miguel Forero Henao
  • “In-Plane Loading of Brick Veneer over Wood Shear Walls” by Elias A. Toubia and James M. Lint
  • “FRCM-Strengthened CMU Masonry Walls Subjected to Out-of-Plane Load” by Saman Babaeidarabad, Giovanni Loreto, Diana Arboleda and Antonio Nanni
Honorable Mention
  • “MSJC Deep Beam Requirements” by Fernando Fonseca, Sunup Mathew, and Dick Bennett
  • “Concepts of Shear Friction Applied to Masonry Shear Walls” by Richard M. Bennett and Shane C. Morrison

Journal Papers receiving awards at 11th North American Masonry Conference

  • “Out-of-Plane Flexural Strength of Unreinforced Clay Brick Masonry Walls” by M.C. Griffith and J. Vaculi
  • “Effect of Moisture on FRP-Masonry Bond Strength” by D. D. Stierwalt and H. R. Hamilton III
  • “In-Plane Seismic Response of Reinforced Concrete Masonry Shrinkage Control Joints” by Jason Ingham, Gavin Wight and KC Voon
  • “Performance of Lap Splices in Concrete Masonry Shear Walls” by Jon. Z. Mjelde, David I. McLean, Jason J. Thompson and W. Mark McGinley

Journal Papers receiving awards at 10th North American Masonry Conference

  • “Structural Behavior of Tie Connections for Residential Brick Veneer Construction,” by James M. LaFave and Dziugas Reneckis
  • “Design Considerations for Stability of Transversely-Loaded URM Walls,” by A. E. Schultz and J. G. Mueffelman
  • “In-Plane Strengthening of URM Infill Wall Assemblages Using GFRP Laminates,” by Wael W. El-Dakhakhni, Ahmad A. Hamid and Mohamed Elgaaly
  • “Effective Pier Model for the Nonlinear In-Plane Analysis of Individual URM Piers,” by Tianyi Yi, Franklin L. Moon, R. T. Leon and Lawrence F. Kahn
Honorable Mention
  • “Elastic Stability Of URM Walls Under Transverse Loading,” by A. E. Schultz and J. G. Mueffelman
  • “Shear Behavior of UCMW using CFRP Sheet: A Case Study,” by Tong Zhao, Chenjun Zhang and Jian Xie

Earlier Recipients of the Outstanding TMS Journal Paper Award

  • Jason M. Ingham, Barry J. Davidson, David R. Brammer, and Kok C. Voon
  • Richard Allen, J. Gregg Borchelt, Richard E. Klingner, and Rob Zobel
  • W. Mark McGinley and Matthew J. Scolforo
  • Tamara J. Williams, Mary Sansalone, William B. Streett, Randall W. Poston, and A. Rhett Whitlock
  • Yan Zhuge, John Corderoy, and David Thambiratnam
  • James Colville
  • Frieder Seible, Gregory R. Kingsley, and Henriette L. LaRovere
  • M.J. Nigel Priestley, and He Limin
  • Gary C. Hart, James L. Noland, Gregory R. Kingsley, Robert E. Englekirk, and Niaz Ahmed Sajjad
  • Clayford T. Grimm
  • Z. Soric and L.G. Tulin


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