Behaviour of Clay Brick Masonry with Soft Brick Under Uniaxial Compression

Author(s): G. Pruthvi Raj and Kolluru V L Subramaniam
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceeding of the 71st RILEM Annual Week & ICACMS 2017
Editor(s): Manu Santhanam, Ravindra Gettu, Radhakrishna G. Pillai, Sunitha K. Nayar
ISBN:978-2-35158-195-7, 978-2-35158-190-2 (Set)
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-191-9
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 577-586
Total Pages: 10
Language : English

Abstract: The compressive behaviour of brick masonry made of soft bricks is investigated. Uniaxial compression tests are performed on masonry specimens made using mortars of different strengths. The influence of head joints is evaluated using specimens with three different aspect ratios. The failure in the masonry is studied in relation to the relative arrangement of the head joints. The ultimate strength in masonry with head joints is lower than the strength obtained from masonry tested in stack bonded configuration. Damage is associated with cracking in the mortar due to lateral tension produced by the confined expansion of brick. Failure is produced by vertical splitting and the numbers of cracks depend upon the tensile strength of the mortar relative to the brick and the number of head joints. Head joints act as stress risers, leading to high tensile stress.

Online publication :2017
Publication type :full_text
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