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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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AE 5240 - Masonry Design

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course examines design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry structures.  Topics include lintels; walls subjected to out-of-plane and in-plane loads; detailing, allowable stress design and strength design.   (prereq: AE 3231  or equivalent)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Be familiar with the material properties of masonry units and mortar 
  • Understand the behavior and design of masonry flexural members 
  • Understand the design of masonry walls for axial loads 
  • Understand the design of masonry walls for out-of-plane bending 
  • Understand the design of masonry walls for in-plane bending and shear 
  • Be familiar with detailing of masonry walls 
  • Understand design of anchorage in concrete and masonry

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Reinforced concrete design

Course Topics
  • Introduction to course 
  • Materials (CMU, mortar, grout, reinforcement) 
  • Introduction to ACI 530 
  • Reinforced Masonry Beams 
  • Masonry with Axial Loads (columns, walls and pilasters, slender walls 
  • Wall with In-Plan Bending and Shear (unreinforced and reinforced walls, distribution of force to walls, openings) 
  • Detailing of Masonry (non-masonry lintels, moisture, veneers) 
  • Anchorage design in Masonry and Concrete 
  • Construction Issues 

Richard A. DeVries

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