Compressive strength of hollow concrete blockwork

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ConferenceProceedings of the Fourth Canadian Masonry Symposium: 02 June 1986, Fredericton, N.B., Canada
Pages9971009; # of pages: 13
Subjectconcrete blocks; compressive strength; standards; masonry construction; hollow block walls - load capacity; mortar-bedded area; allowable stresses; tabular values; Masonry
AbstractThe new edition of the Canadian masonry design standard uses mortar-bedded area instead of net area in determining the load capacity of hollow block walls. The effective cross- sectional area of hollow blockwork with mortar on the face- shells only is thereby reduced, in turn reducing the load capacity if allowable stresses are based on existing tabular values. This has led to a review of the tabular values for compressive strength of concrete blockwork.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number26362
NPARC number20374706
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