In the UK in 2018, the construction industry consumed 2.4 billion bricks, yet the design of masonry wall panels is often based on rule-of-thumb methods or using conservative standards. The reality is, through some simple design checks, major savings could be made in the form of time, money and materials. The Advanced Yield-Line Analysis (AYLA) method allows you to quickly and accurately calculate and design masonry walls with any arrangement of openings, combined with multiple wind posts and lateral line loads.
The enhanced user interface of MasterSeries Masonry 2020 provides a straightforward design workflow to increases efficiency and productivity.
Watch the recording of our latest Webinar and learn how to analyse and design masonry walls with any arrangement of openings, combined with multiple wind posts and lateral line loads.
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.
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?
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.