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Fried, AN and Kanyeto, O (2011) THIN LAYER CONCRETE BLOCKWORK IN FLEXURE Masonry International: journal of the British Masonry Society, 24 (1). pp. 11-22.

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The adhesion between polymer modified mortars and concrete block masonry was examined to determine any enhancement to the bond. A test programme was undertaken to evaluate this trend. Two concrete block types and one thin layer mortar type were used to build wall panels which were then tested to failure. The results showed that both the mortar properties and the constituents of the parent material forming the block alter the joint strength, resulting in enhancements to flexural tensile bond strength. The transverse lateral load capacity of masonry built using solid dense concrete blocks with thin joint mortar is up to 3.5 times that of similar blockwork constructed using conventional mortar. This means that when thin joint technology is used, in conjunction with solid dense concrete blocks, the masonry behaves more as a concrete plate than conventional blockwork. Graphs plotted from the test data reveal a bi-linear relationship between the load and displacement, from initial application of the load until failure.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Kanyeto, O
Date : 1 March 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords : Thin layer mortar, Masonry, Concrete blockwork
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:19
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:04

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