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Unreinforced Masonry Shear Wall Design:
(Note: All input Metric units are converted to English units for the equations below and then the output English units are converted back to Metric)
ASD Chapter 2, MSJC Code, check shear stress in unreinforced non-load bearing masonry wall:
Axial compressive load on the wall (P - lb/ft or N/m)
Maximum design shear (V - lb/ft or N/m)
Net area of masonry (An - in^2/ft or mm^2/m)
Specified compressive stress of masonry unit (f'm - psi or MPa)

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Shear stress on masonry, fv =
Allowable shear stress, Fv =
If fv <= Fv then wall design is sufficient.

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