Masonry Chronicles – Summer 2021

Design of Reinforced Masonry Site Walls For Seismic Loads

This paper covers the design of reinforced masonry site walls according to TMS 402 and ASCE 7-16. Only teh design due to out-of-plane seismic loads is considered, and only cantilever walls are covered. The strength design method of TMS 402 is used.

The paper is divided into three parts: The first part is a design procedure to determine the required reinforcing in the wall. The second part is examples. The third part is appendices which provide additional background information.