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Brick Glossary

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EBM

See Engineered Brick Masonry.

Eccentricity

The normal distance between the centroidal axis of a member and the parallel resultant load.

e1/e2: Ratio of virtual eccentricities occurring at the ends of a column or wall under design. The absolute value is always less than or equal to 1.0.

Effective Height

The height of a member to be assumed for calculating the slenderness ratio.

Effective Thickness

The thickness of a member to be assumed for calculating the slenderness ratio.

Efflorescence

A powder or stain sometimes found on the surface of masonry, resulting from deposition of water-soluble salts.

Engineered Brick Masonry

Masonry in which design is based on a rational structural analysis.