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Is there any tutorials or references to design and analyse brick masonry in ETABS/SAP2000???

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Brick masonry can not be designed in these software because brick masonry is neither the frame elements which can be modelled in these software nor are the simple isotropic type materials which can be modelled easily like area elements. You will have to do design for brick masonry manually. But you can take help from these software to read results of different type of analysis u need while doing manual design. There might be other softwares which can do this perhaps. But regarding these two softwares, i hold this opinion. 

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On 2/10/2017 at 11:45 PM, UmarMakhzumi said:

The following site has good masonry design resources:

http://ccmpa.ca/

Above referred site is related to Concrete Masonry. Following site may be helpful in connection with Clay Brick masonry:-

http://www.gobrick.com/

Moreover, you may find several other sources through internet search.

Regards.

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Try to use Prokon to design brick/concrete masonry.. Its design is straightforward .. from load distribution of slab, corresponding slab load transferring into the supporting walls are calculated, the load keeps on adding down from each floor together with the wall line loads down the wall footings. Fk for characteristic compressive strength for the wall is calculated from the ultimate loads, the fk of the bricks or concrete blocks used taken from the manufacturer is checked then with the calculated one, if the brick/concrete blocks are adequate to bear the ultimate loads. Try to consult ACI 530-1999 or BS 5628-1985 for this type of design. 

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1. AFAIK ETABS 2016 has the capabilty to design CMU (Concrete Masonry Units) Shear Walls only. The design is carried out in accordance with ACI 530-11 requirements. See the following link for the relevant Design Manual:

https://www.google.com.pk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://docs.csiamerica.com/manuals/etabs/Shear%20Wall%20Design/SWD-ACI-530-11.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwjfxIbNqcPVAhXGto8KHbPiAhgQFggtMAE&usg=AFQjCNHg0YZpIutlVDDoPos320qUvD_90g

2. Several masonry design software, other than Prokon ( https://www.prokon.com/design/masonry-design ) mentioned in previous post, are available  on the internet. Here are the links of a few of thesr masonry design software:-

a. MasterKey - BS & Eurocodes based ( http://www.masterseries.com/product-specific/masonry-design)

b. NCMA Structural Masonry Design software; IBC, TMS402 & ASCE 7 based ( http://www.ncma-cpu.org/ProductSubCats.aspx?SubCatID=42)

c. MASS - Canadian code based ( www.masonryanalysisstructuralsystems.com )

d. GEO5 Masonry Wall; Euro code & Australian code etc ( http://www.finesoftware.eu/geotechnical-software/masonry-wall/)

e. DigitalCanal Masonry Wall - ACI 318-11 & IBC 2012 ( http://digitalcanalstructural.com/masonry-wall/

3. A simple internet search will yield names & links for many more masonry design programs, if needed.

Regards.

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