The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 58 (1980) > Issues > Issue 15 > Experimental Tests on Brick Beams Under In-plane Bending Conditions
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Experimental Tests on Brick Beams Under In-plane Bending Conditions

In the problem of settlement of bearing-wall structures, the strength of the wall is a main factor in defining a limit to the allowable settlement. Walls with openings are more susceptible to settlement problems. In these walls, cracks will start to develop in the ‘beams’ (between openings). Hence, the strength of a settling wall is a function of the flexural strength of its beams against in-plane bending. S.A. Abu-El-Magd and I.A. MacLeod