How to calculate self weight of brick wall | Masonry Wall

A masonry wall is a wall made up of structural units like red brick, blocks, etc. If you have to analyze any structure then you have to apply different loads on the frame structure.

To know the self-load of the different structures like parapet walls, partition walls, or exterior walls we need to calculate the volume of the member, and then we have to multiply by its density.

Here, we will see the step-by-step process to calculate the self-load of the wall.

Numerical to calculate  self weight of brick wall

How to calculate self weight of brick wall | Masonry Wall

Question:- Calculate the self-weight of the wall having a length of 4 meters, a height of 3 meters, and a width of 230 mm.


Considering the wall dimension below,

Length of wall = 4 meter

Height of wall = 3 meter

Width of wall = 0.23 meter

We have,

Self Weight = Unit weight x Volume


Unit weight =  1920 Kg/m.cube

Step1 :- Calculate Volume of the wall

Volume = L x H x W

= 4 x 3 x 0.23

= 2.76 meter cube

Step3 :-Self Weight of wall

Weight = Unit weight x Volume

= 1920 x 2.76

= 5299.20 Kg.

With Plaster,

Weight = Unit weight x Volume

= 2100 x 2.76

= 5796 Kg.

Step3 :- Self Weight of wall per meter

Weight/meter = Total Self Weight/Length

= 5299.20/4

= 1324.8 Kg/meter.

With Plaster,

Weight/meter = Total Self Weight/Length

= 5796/4

= 1449 Kg/meter.

Happy Learning – Civil concept

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