- POPESCU (1), G. POPESCU (2)
(1) Research & Design Diplomat Eng. Ist Degree, Checking Eng. in Structural Design
(2) Research & Design Diplomat Eng. Ist Degree, Technical Expert, Checking Eng. in Structural Design
IPCT Structuri LTD, Bucharest, Romania, email@example.com, www.ipctstructuri.tm.ro
In this paper the authors present a calculation method for shear strength capacities of T shaped sections of unreinforced masonry walls by considering diagonal cracking due to principal tensile stresses as the main failure criterion. This paper extends the topic presented for rectangular sections in a previous paper published in the Journal of the IMS, Masonry International Vol 27. No 2. 2014, and referred to as reference .
KEYWORDS: masonry, shear strength, earthquake.