Compressive strength of eccentrically loaded masonry prisms

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ConferenceProceedings of the Third Canadian Masonry Symposium '83: 06 June 1983, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Subjectcompressive strength; eccentric loads; masonry products; ultimate loads; loading tests; tests to failure; clay brick prisms; concrete block prisms; full and face-shell mortar bedding; elastic and ultimate load design methods; structural masonry codes; Masonry
AbstractThis paper discusses the results of tests to failure on eccentrically loaded clay brick prisms (93 mm thick, six courses, stack-bonded) and concrete block prisms (140 mm thick, two courses, stack-bonded). The blockwork prisms had both full and face-shell mortar bedding, and load was applied at the same eccentricity top and bottom (single curvature) at nominal values, in terms of thickness, of 0, t/ 12, t/6 and t/3. Elastic and ultimate load design methods used in structural masonry codes are also discussed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number22577
NPARC number20373952
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