The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 51 (1973) > Issues > Issue 2 > The Lateral Strength of Unreinforced Brickwork
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The Lateral Strength of Unreinforced Brickwork

The paper reviews recent research work on the flexural strength of brickwork and of non-loadbearing panels simply supported on three and four sides. Walls whose lateral resistance depends on in-plane forces are also considered. Within certain limits, it is possible to estimate the strength of the various types of wall and the question of safety factors, which are necessary to apply this knowledge in design, is discussed. A.W. Hendry

Author(s): Hendry, A W

Keywords: brickwork;strength;lateral loads;panels;infill panels;forecasting;safety factors