Structural behaviour of mortar-less interlocking masonry system under eccentric compressive loads

Waleed A., Thanoon and M. S., Jaafar and J., Noorzaei and M. Razali A., Kadir and S., Fares (2007) Structural behaviour of mortar-less interlocking masonry system under eccentric compressive loads. ADVANCES IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, 10 (1 ). 11-24 . ISSN 1369-4332

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Interlocking masonry wall as a structural load-bearing element is still unexplored simply because its basic behaviour and complete response to failure is not known. In addition, there is no design code available to provide necessary guidance for a safe design of interlocking walls. This paper provides an attempt to ascertain the structural response of interlocking masonry walls compared to conventional bonded walls. Individual block units, prisms and full-scale wall specimens were tested under the action of concentric and eccentric compressive loads. The effect of different patterns of reinforced concrete stiffeners has also been investigated. The test results were discussed in terms of wall efficiency, strength capacity, deflection, strain distribution, cracking patterns and failure modes. The results indicate a promising future use of the interlocking masonry system in construction.

Item Type:Article
Impact Factor:Cites in 2009 to articles published in: 2008 = 15 Number of articles published in: 2008 = 48 2007 = 32 2007 = 53 Sum: 47 Sum: 101 Calculation: Cites to recent articles 47 = 0.465 Number of recent articles 101
Uncontrolled Keywords:Construction & Building Technology; Engineering, Civil
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:2330
Deposited By: Mr Helmi Iskandar Suito
Deposited On:23 Jun 2010 04:04
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:26

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