Strength of wall/frame panels subjected to vertical loading.

 Mohamed Raouf Adbul Kadir

College of Agriculture , University of Sulaimani

  This paper presents simple approximate methods for predicting cracking and ultimate strengths of masonry wall inside frames subjected to vertical loading. The approaches are based on some assumptions taking into consideration both stiffness of the frame and the properties of the masonry wall. Curves in terms of Dimensionless parameters are prepared for design purposes.

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