Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures by Narendra Taly

Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures by Narendra Taly PDF

The Definitive Guide to Designing Reinforced Masonry Structures

Reinforced Masonry Structures – Fully updated to the 2009 International Building Code (2009 IBC) and the 2008 Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC-08), Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, second edition, presents the latest methods for designing strong, safe, and economical structures with reinforced masonry. The book is packed with more than 425 illustrations and a wealth of new, detailed examples.

This state-of-the-art guide features strength design philosophy for reinforced masonry structures based on ASCE 7-05 design loads for wind and seismic design. Written by an internationally acclaimed author, this essential professional tool takes you step-by-step through the art, science, and engineering of reinforced masonry structures.

Book Review by a.r

A very good practical and educational book in masonry industry for structural and civil engineers

This is a very good book. Well organized, sufficient in depth discussion for a practical book, covers important subjects , and comes with several examples in each section along with the referred masonry code clause . While it is a good reference for practical engineers, it can also be useful for graduate students, a possibility the senior undergraduate students who are interested in this subject.
Also the author provides a comprehensive coverage of required material for those engineers who plan to pass the professional exam.

The only negative points are: as a practical reference, the presentation and indeed the number of detailing is not enough. Detailing is a very important part of masonry design which is not covered sufficiently in this book.
The second negative point is lack of enough explanation and design example for masonry parts which are known as architectural elements. These elements are not review well.


  • Masonry units and their applications
  • Materials of masonry construction
  • Flexural analysis and design
  • Columns
  • Walls under gravity and transverse loads
  • Shear walls
  • Retaining and subterranean walls
  • General design and construction considerations
  • Anchorage to masonry
  • Design aids and tables

About the Author

Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor of Civil Engineering at California State University, Los Angeles. He has more than 44 years of experience and has published several technical papers and three books.


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