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Introduction to Masonry Structures

Learn about the history and importance of masonry in this free online course on introduction to masonry.

Masonry
Free Course
This free course will introduce you to the basic concepts of masonry, masonry components and masonry structures. This course describes masonry assemblage and the classification of masonry systems. This course differentiates the uses of masonry in ancient and present times. This course also gives an overview of the design methods in masonry. You will also learn about masonry structural systems and elements such as columns, pillars and beams.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course introduces you to the concept and meaning of masonry as a structural material. This course explains how masonry has been utilized as a structural solution in history and in the present day. This course also describes the constituents of masonry as well as the process of designing masonry structures. This course would be of great interest to bricklayers, builders and tradesmen.

This course explains in detail, the standard framework in which structural masonry is used in different countries. You will be introduced to reinforced and unreinforced masonry. You will also learn about elements such as columns, pillars and beams as well as the classification of masonry and masonry systems. This course describes the importance of diaphragms, walls and the various categories of brick floors. This course outlines the differences between modern masonry constructions and ancient masonry constructions.

This course also explains masonry structural systems and the classification of masonry based on their structural configurations. You will learn about the strength and weaknesses of masonry structures, the effect of different factors on masonry and the design methods in structural masonry.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:


  • Discuss the basic concept of masonry 
  • Distinguish between reinforced and unreinforced masonry
  • Discuss the properties responsible for the overall strength and performance of masonry as a structural typology
  • Explain masonry units and mortar
  • Discuss the analysis and design of masonry  
  • Analyze masonry assemblage and elements

Certification

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