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The role of mortar joints in the mechanical behaviour of masonry structures



Title: The role of mortar joints in the mechanical behaviour of masonry structures
Author(s): L. Binda, C. Tedeschi, G. Cardani
Paper category : conference
Book title: Workshop Repair Mortars for Historic Masonry
Editor(s): C. Groot
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-083-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 35 - 46
Total Pages: 12
Nb references: 16
Language: English


Abstract: The mechanical properties of a masonry depend not only on the characteristics of its components but also on the construction technique of the masonry itself. Therefore its mechanical behaviour is not only influenced by the mechanical properties of the components but also by their geometry, by the ratio between the thickness of the alternate courses brick/stone, mortar. In the following some experimental results will be presented and discussed showing the role played on the mechanical behaviour of masonry by the joint thickness in brick masonry walls varying from a regular thickness of 1cm to thick joints as in the Byzantine walls to very thin joints based on a natural resin as in the case of the Cham architectures developed in Vietnam.


Online publication: 2009-06-08
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00