From: Scott Maxwell <smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu>
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2000 16:52:59 -0500
A question about masonry infill walls...
Can any one recommend a fairly simple method for determining the effects of
masonry infill walls on the lateral systems when evaluating an existing
building for seismic loadings?
The masonry walls that I am looking at are either CMU walls that are not
for a full bay but are up tight to the underside of the structure above OR
terra cotta walls that are for a full bay and are up tight to the structure
above. In both cases, the buildings' lateral system would appear to be
Any thoughts or suggested references would be greatly appreciated.