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The figure depicts an 8" unreinforced solid Clay masonry bearing wall. The wall is 15 ft. tall and subject to a 7.5k/ft eccentric load (neglect self-weight). The load eccentricity with respect to the wall centroid 2". Consider f'm = 2500 psi and the wall using Mortar Type S; reinforcing steel of Gr. 60.

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

The Stress at wall mid-height at the masonry face A, is most nearly;

The correct answer is D (17.41 psi)

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