Reliability assessment of vertically loaded masonry walls

Research paper by Tammam Bakeer

Indexed on: 14 Jun '16Published on: 10 Jun '16Published in: Structural Safety


For the safety assessment of vertically loaded masonry walls, the Eurocode 6 considers a linear limit state function with only one basic parameter for the compressive strength of masonry. This assumption disregards the contribution of the uncertainty in other material parameters, like the elastic modulus, which is more important than the compressive strength in slender masonry walls. Furthermore, Eurocode 0 gives no clear advice on how to deal with the partial safety factors for non-linear problems in general.

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