Model used to estimate axial loads in piers is based on 150928_M4.sdb.
name of the model=160107_M1.sdb
Pier 8, rocking and shear is consistent with MAEW-111124-1.xmcd.
What is rocking in URM walls? Is this rocking similar to Rocking as in Rigid Body Rocking? or is more like a flexural deformation capacity of the pier, similar to what happens in a RC column?. why do we have to use Moment curvature analysis to obtain the rotational capacity of the pier? Isnt more like a discrete-event, followed by toe-crushing?