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Strength and elasticity of brick masonry prisms and wallettes under compression

Gumaste, KS and Rao, Nanjunda KS and Reddy, Venkatarama BV and Jagadish, KS (2007) Strength and elasticity of brick masonry prisms and wallettes under compression. In: Materials and Structures, 40 (2). pp. 241-253.

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Abstract

The characteristics of brick masonry are influenced by the properties of bricks and mortar. This paper attempts at studying the properties of brick masonry using table moulded bricks and wire-cut bricks of India with various types of mortars. The strength and elastic modulus of brick masonry under compression have been evaluated for strong-brick soft-mortar and soft-brick strong-mortar combinations. Various sizes of prisms and wallettes have been tested during these experiments to study the size effect and different bonding arrangements. The failure mechanisms of such specimens have been studied. Attempts are also made to derive empirical relationships for masonry strength as a function of brick and mortar strength in the Indian context.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: Brick;Mortar;Masonry;Compressive strength;Elastic modulus
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/10410

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