|Name||Failure analysis of Masonry Structures|
The course is intended to teach students about masonry engineering properties and different causes of masonry structures failure. Furthermore it will help students with little or no knowledge about masonry structural failure to learn different types and causes of nonperformance, failure and causes of masonry structural failure such as foundation movements, foundation movements’ corners, offsets & setbacks, and shortening of structural frame.
Upon completion of the course, participants will:
The emphasis of the course is on the professional practice causes of masonry structural deterioration to the student with little to no actual structural deterioration knowledge; the course provides an overview and insight of different types of structural deterioration sources. This course summarizes information on masonry as an engineering material, presents properties of masonry products of particular concern to the architect and engineer and includes design of masonry in structural applications. Topics include masonry materials and how their properties affect performance, reinforced beams and lintels, masonry walls (reinforced and unreinforced), masonry columns and pilasters, and shear walls.
The course notes are primarily based on Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Narendra Taly, PhD, PE, McGraw-Hill 2010 Edition. International Building Code (IBC), 2006 edition, International Codes Council (ICC). Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, ASCE 7-05, (ASTM) Specifications, the most relevant being found in volume 01.04, and Author personal notes.
A minimum of 30 multiple-choice quiz questions will be offered and 70% minimum passing grades are required to successfully complete the course.