Lintels for Masonry Walls

Cathleen Jacinto, SE, PE / FORSE Consulting

This SE University session illustrated the behavior and load distribution of a lintel within a wall, and included information on lintel design (basics of arch analysis, code requirements specific to lintels, design criteria, options in selecting lintels in masonry walls). Also addressed were specific assumptions that impact masonry walls and lintels, such as masonry strength and control joint locations. Presented by Cathleen Jacinto, SE, PE, of FORSE Consulting, the session focused on sharing practical design tips, including information on software tools that can be used to more accurately design lintels, providing an in-depth understanding of the behavior of this commonly used structural element.

Session Length: 1.5 Hours

April 10, 2019


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