Chapter 7. Masonry Structures

  1. Charles K. Erdey Formerly Adjunct Professor

Published Online: 16 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470168042.ch7

Earthquake Engineering: Application to Design

Earthquake Engineering: Application to Design

How to Cite

Erdey, C. K. (2006) Masonry Structures, in Earthquake Engineering: Application to Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470168042.ch7

Author Information

  1. Northern Arizona University, California State University Long Beach, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470048436

Online ISBN: 9780470168042



  • masonry structures;
  • “working stress design of masonry”;
  • retaining wall system;
  • seismic versus wind;
  • design of CMU wall and precast concrete plate


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Case 1: Retaining Wall System

  • Case 2: Seismic versus Wind

  • Case 3: Design of CMU Wall and Precast Concrete Plate

  • Case 4: Retail Store, Masonry and Steel

  • References