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Strengthening Masonry Walls for Lateral Loading with Windposts
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Using windposts, the lateral stability of a wall can be increased significantly against horizontal forces such as wind pressure or handrail loads. But designing of large masonry walls especially with openings can often be difficult.
How to model multi-storey masonry walls?
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Masonry is the most common construction type for low-rise residential buildings. At first, the modelling of a simple masonry wall looks very simple. But what is the situation in the case of a multi-storey masonry wall?
Calculation of masonry walls with multiple openings
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With MasterSeries Masonry Design software able to design masonry walls with any kind of configuration of wall openings.
Gain a Competitive Edge in Masonry Design with Advanced Yield-Line Analysis
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Engineers have several options available to them when attempting to calculate a masonry walls’ lateral resistance.
Masonry wall strengthening with bed-reinforcement
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As a result of the Advanced Analysis and Wind-Posts, we can reduce the wall thickness and create more economical solutions. However, Wind-Posts may cause some unexpected problems, such as disruptive installation and cold bridging.
MasterKey: Masonry & Murfor® Compact Bed Reinforcement
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MasterSeries 2018.14 includes Murfor® Compact bed-reinforcement as part of Masterkey Masonry. In Addition to Eurocode 6, it includes the UK, Irish and various European National Annexes out of the box.
Masonry Design in the 21st Century
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Designing masonry walls with multiple openings has long been the bane of the structural engineer. Traditional methods of laterally loaded masonry wall analysis draw on basic yield lines from tabulated values in codes of practice. When openings are intr