## Allowance for imperfections

- shall be assumed for the full height of the wall to allow for construction imperfections, where hef is the effective height of the wall. Locally under the bearing of the concentrated load, the design compressive stress shall not exceed the following values Walls built with Group 1 masonry units (not shell bedded) k (1 + 0,15 x) (1,5 - 1,1 M k

## Characteristic shear strength of unreinforced masonry

The characteristic shear strength fvk of unreinforced masonry can be determined - from the results of tests on masonry, - by calculation in the following way For general purpose mortar and when all joints may be considered as filled, fvk will not fall below the least of the values described below fvk fvko + 0,4 Sd or 0,065 fb, but not less than fvko or the limiting value given in table 3.5 fvko is the shear strength, under zero compressive stress sd is the design compressive stress...

## Effects of openings chases and recesses in walls

(1) If the stiffened wall is weakened by vertical chases and or recesses, other than those allowed by table 5.3, - the reduced thickness of the wall should be used for t - or a free edge should be assumed at the position of the vertical chase or recess. A free edge should always be assumed, when the thickness of the wall, remaining after the vertical chase or recess has been formed, is less than half the wall thickness. with a clear height of more than 1 4 of the storey height, or a clear width...

## Verification of unreinforced masonry walls

1 The design vertical load resistance of a single leaf wall per unit length, NRd, is given by Fim is the capacity reduction factor Fi or Fm, as appropriate, allowing for the effects of slenderness and eccentricity of loading fk is the characteristic compressive strength of masonry gM is the partial safety factor for the material taking into account the depth of recesses in joints greater than 5 mm. 2 The design strength of a wall may be at its lowest - in the middle one fifth of the heigth,...

## Analysis of shear walls

For the analysis of shear walls, the design horizontal actions and the design vertical loads shall be applied to the overall structure. This causes the following situation of the individual shear wall The most unfavourable combination of vertical load and shear should be considered, as follows - maximum axial load per unit length of the shear wall, due to vertical loads and considering the longitudinal eccentricity due to cantilever bending, or - maximum axial load per unit length in the...

## Characteristic flexural strength of unreinforced masonry

determinated from the results of tests on masonry - fxk1 failure parallel to the bed joints, - fxk2 failure perpendicular to the bed joints. - only for transient loads for example wind - fxk1 0, where failure of the wall would lead to a major collapse. fxk1 and fxk2 will be given in the NAD's fxk1 Plane of failure fxk2 Plane of failure parallel to bed joints perpendicular to bed joints Determination of the flexural strength by tests Examples of test set-ups and of typical test specimens for W...

## Outofplane eccentricity General

The out-of-plane eccentricity of loading on walls - from the material properties given in Section 3, - and from the principles of structural mechanics. A simplified method is given in Annex C - the joint between the wall and the floor may be simplified, by using uncracked cross sections - elastic behaviour of the materials A frame analysis or a single joint analysis may be used. Joint analysis may be simplified as shown in figure C.1 Figure C.1 Simplified frame diagram For less than four...

## Partial safety factors for actions on building structures

Table 2.2 Partial safety factors for actions in building structures for persistent and transient design situations Table 2.2 Partial safety factors for actions in building structures for persistent and transient design situations For accidental design situations the partial safety factor For accidental design situations the partial safety factor for variable actions is equal to 1,0 3 By adopting the g values given in table 2.2, the following simplified combinations may be used - considering...