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A grouted brick masonry beam will carry its own weight plus a superimposed deal load of 0.3 k/ft. and a uniformly distributed live load of 0.7 k/ft. The beam simply supported span is 16 ft. The dead plus live load moment at the beam midspan is 41 k-ft. Consider f'm is 3000 psi and reinforcing steel of grade 60.

Design Code: TMS 402-08/602-08 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures

What is the maximum compressive stress in the masonry?

The correct answer is C (0.55 KSI)

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