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Strength Design of Walls for Axial Load and Out-Of-Plane Loads

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

During this session of Masonry Night School: Strength Design of Masonry, design of masonry walls loaded with out-of-plane loads and axial loads will be reviewed. Methods to consider secondary bending moments will be examined, including using P-delta provisions, and key points on interaction diagrams will be reviewed. Differences in the strength design provisions and allowable stress design will be briefly discussed.

Continuing Education: 1 AIA LU / 1 PDH / 0.10 CEU

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the design of walls loaded with out-of-plane with axial loads
  • Identify methods to consider secondary bending moment
  • Review P-delta provisions for secondary bending moment
  • Describe basic differences between allowable stress design and strength design for such walls

About the Presenter

Richard M. Bennett, Ph.D., P.E., FTMS, Professor at the University of Tennessee, is a Professor at the University of Tennessee. He served as the Chair of the 2016 TMS 402/602 Committee and he currently serves as the 2nd Vice Chair of the 2022 Committee. He has taught extensively and presented on many topics for The Masonry Society and other groups, sharing insights and findings from his research and trial designs. For his tremendous efforts in leading the Committee, he received TMS’s President’s Award and was made a Fellow of the Society.

Dr. Bennett recently co-authored Strength Design of Masonry for The Masonry Society and has served as a co-author on the popular Masonry Designer’s Guide, TMS Responds, and other publications. His writing and work have been awarded with TMS Journal Paper Awards and an 11th North American Masonry Conference Outstanding Paper Award.


February 17
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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