The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 62 (1984) > Issues > Issue 6 > Cracks in Domestic Masonry Walls
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Cracks in Domestic Masonry Walls

Significant efforts have been made in recent years to develop an engineering basis for the design of masonry (brickwork and blockwork). Much testing and some analytical work have been carried out, and important advances have been made in this direction. Many aspects, however, still require mostly engineering judgment. This is particularly true of damage criteria. Cracks and deflections in brickwork are common and decisions have often to be made without benefit of conclusive evidence. Professor Iain MacLeod