|Masonry Partition Wall Design|
Specified Masonry Compressive Strength (f 'm): psi
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Consider using Portland Cement Lime or Mortar Cement mortar for stronger unreinforced walls.
|Wall Support Conditions:||
ASCE 7 Section 220.127.116.11 requires partitions greater than 6 ft in height to be laterally braced to the building structure.
Cantilever wall height limited to 6 ft.
|Horizontal Uniform Load:|
(other than seismic)
|Horizontal Concentrated Load:||
ft above bottom
ASCE 7 requires that egress stairways that are required to function for life-safety purposes after an earthquake be designed for an importance factor of 1.5.
ASCE 7 defines a Risk Category IV structure as follows:
There is no upper limit to SDS and SD1 in Seismic Design Category D and higher. Use the Web App or the Java App to determine SDS and SD1 for your location.
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