STEPHEN W.GARRITY

ABSTRACT

A simple test for measuring the tensile bond strength of the interface of composite masonry/concrete construction is described. The results of tests on sixty seven cores taken from four reinforced brickwork beams are reported and the test method is reviewed. Although originally developed as part of a research project, it is suggested that the test could be used for quality control purposes on site particularly where it is important to ensure the adequacy of the bond between masonry and concrete.

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