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Properties of Brick Masonry for FE modeling

Sambu Potty, Narayanan and M, Sirajuddin (2013) Properties of Brick Masonry for FE modeling. [Citation Index Journal]

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Abstract

Brick masonry exhibits distinct directional properties due to the mortar joints, which act as planes of weakness, resulting in brick masonry structures showing complex and non-linear mechanical behaviour. The analysis of mechanical behavior of brick masonry still remains a true challenge. Properties of brick masonry components are important in the FEM analysis of masonry structures. Three varieties of brick and three mix proportion of mortar were considered for experiments. Compressive strength, water absorption, Modulus of elasticity and Poisson ratio of bricks and Compressive strength, Modulus of elasticity, Poisson ratio and density of different mortars were determined. The results were compared and discussed and suitable values for non – linear FE analysis of masonry buildings were recommended.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords:masonry structure; finite element modeling, mortar, mechanical behavior, experimental investigation
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Structures, materials and construction
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Building
ID Code:10846
Deposited By: DR NARAYANAN SAMBU POTTY
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 23:47
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:21

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