PDF Free Download|Reinforced Masonry Engineering Handbook Clay and Concrete Masonry 6th Edition by James E. Amrhein, S.E. and Max L. Porter, P.E., Ph.D. .
Authors of Reinforced Masonry Engineering Handbook Clay and Concrete Masonry
James E. Amrhein, who served as Executive Director of the Masonry Institute of America until his retirement, has more than 50 years of experience in construction, engineering, technical promotion, teaching, structural design, and earthquake engineering.
He was a project engineer with Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts, Supervising Structural Engineer for the Portland Cement Association in Los Angeles, and has been active in seismic design and research, including the investigation and reporting of the structural performance of buildings subjected to earthquakes throughout the world.
His B.C.E. was earned at Manhattan College followed by an M.S.C.E. from Columbia University in New York City. He was elected to the Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon honorary engineering societies.
In 1983, Mr. Amrhein received the Outstanding Engineering Merit Award from the Institute for the Advancement of Engineering and the Steven B. Barnes Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California for his contributions in the field of masonry research and education.
He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the Western States Clay Products Association.
His research, along with other members of SEAOSC, eliminated the h/t limitations from the code and introduced strength design provisions for masonry tall slender walls.
Mr. Amrhein is a Registered Civil, Structural, and Quality Engineer in California and a Licensed Professional Engineer in New York.
He is a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Concrete Institute, and an Honorary Member of The Masonry Society and the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California.
He is also a Fellow in the SEAOC College of Fellows and a member of numerous other professional organizations including the International Code Council and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. He is a founding member and past president of The Masonry Society.
Mr. Amrhein is a Navy veteran who served overseas in World War II and the Korean incident with the Seabees. From 1961 to 1980 he served on the evening Civil Engineering faculty at California State University, Long Beach, as an adjunct (full) professor.
He has presented masonry design seminars for the American Society of Civil Engineers in their continuing education program and has lectured at many universities throughout the United States and around the world.
He has written many technical publications on masonry and concrete. Mr. Amrhein continues to work as a consultant on masonry and concrete issues.
He was married to his wife, Laurette, for 56 years. They have four children (three engineers and one scientist) and seven grandchildren.
Max L. Porter is a professor of civil engineering at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. He has served multiple officer positions of several organizations and president of five organizations, including President of The Masonry Society and the Structural Engineering Institute.
He has chaired several national code committees in the areas of masonry, reinforced concrete, and FRP. He has published over 400 papers, books or chapters, and reports and given over 350 technical presentations.
He has taught over 30 different courses with most of the courses being in the areas of reinforced concrete, masonry, timber, and structural engineering.
He has received many honors and received the award as Distinguished (Honorary) Member of ASCE (the organization’s highest honor) and the Scalzi Research Prize President’s Award from TMS.
He has and continues to serve on the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) since its inception, including six years chairing the Committee. He is also active with ASCE and American Concrete Institute.
He has taught several of the national design and code seminars or workshops on masonry design, since the inception of the MSJC Code in 1977. He has also contributed a large number of technical presentations and papers on various masonry topics.
Dr. Porter attended Iowa State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in 1965, Masters Degree in 1968, and Ph.D. in 1974. As a young engineer, his experience includes employment with the County of Los Angeles, Iowa State Highway Commission, and the American Bridge Division of the U.S. Steel Corporation.
Previously, Dr. Porter has served as a professional consultant for over 30 firms and has performed disaster investigations on a regular basis, as well as serving as a consultant for over 200 clients dealing with failed masonry structures over a 42-year period.
Preface to Reinforced Masonry Engineering Handbook Clay and Concrete Masonry
In 1970, James Amrhein recognized that a comprehensive reinforced engineering design handbook was needed which would encompass the coefficients, tables, charts, and design data required for the design of reinforced masonry structures.
Mr. Amrhein tried to fulfill these requirements with the first edition of this publication. Since then, subsequent editions have been improved and expanded to comply with applicable editions of the Uniform Building Code and International Building Code keeping pace with the growth of reinforced masonry engineering.
The authors would like this book to be as useful as possible to designers of reinforced masonry in eliminating repetitious and routine calculations. This publication will increase understanding and reduce the time required for masonry design.
The detail and design requirements included in this book are based upon the 2006 edition of the International Building Code published by the International Code Council, and ASCE/SEI 7-05, Minimum Loads for Buildings and Other Structures published by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Also included in this edition is information and design tables based on the code reference document, ACI 530/ASCE 5/TMS 402 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures. In addition to the code requirements, sound engineering practice has been included in this publication to serve as a guide to the engineer and designer using it.
There may be several design and analysis methods and the results for the design can be somewhat different. Techniques included in this publication have been reviewed by competent engineers who have found the results to be satisfactory and safe. T
he authors welcome recommendations for the extension and improvement of the material and any new design techniques for future editions.
Reinforced Masonry Engineering Contents
- Chapter 1 Materials
- Chapter 2 Masonry Assemblage Strengths And Properties
- Chapter 3 Loads
- Chapter 4 Distribution And Analysis For Lateral Forces
- Chapter 5 Design Of Structural Members By Allowable Stress Design (ASD)
- Chapter 6 Design Of Structural Members By Strength Design
- Chapter 7 Details Of Reinforcing Steel And Construction
- Chapter 8 Building Details
- Chapter 9 Special Topics
- Chapter 10 Formulas For Reinforced Masonry Design
- Chapter 11 Design One-Story Industrial Building
- Chapter 12 Design Of Seven–Story Masonry Load Bearing Wall Apartment Building
- Chapter 13 Retaining Walls
- Chapter 14 Tables And Diagrams
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