Influence of Mortar Composition on Resistance to Moisture Penetration and Strength of Masonry

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Division of Building Research, National Research Council Canada; Volume 256
Physical description8 p.
SubjectMortar; Masonry
AbstractThe studies of resistance to rain penetration and bond strength of unit masonry carried out in the Division's laboratories have employed both small panels consisting of five bricks in stack bond and wall panels 3 1/2 by 4 ft. The cost of the larger panels limits the number which can be made for testing, but they are more representative of full-scale walls, particularly since they are always made by a bricklayer whereas the small panels are not. A series of tests designed to evaluate certain bricks and mortars were carried out using the larger wall panels and the results are now reported.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number7394
NPARC number20338265
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Record created2012-07-19
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