REP BR 45 Performance specifications for wall ties
The performance requirements for ties intended to connect two leaves of masonry together, or the leaves of masonry cladding onto structural frames, are discussed. Many of the requirements, particularly those affecting the structural behaviour, are quantified in the context of existing Codes and Standards and data from recent programmes of research. On the basis of the defined requirements, performance specifications are given for a range of ties to cover most normal masonry/masonry and masonry/timber wall applications in all geographical situations (exposure levels) in the United Kingdom, and tests are proposed by which compliance may be judged.
de Vekey, R. C.
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