M.M. KHATTAB, R.G. DRYSDALE AND H.J. RERUP

ABSTRACT

An experimental program was conducted to investigate the structural behavior of a dry stacked surface bonded Durisol block wall system. The Durisol block is composed of cement bonded wood particles. Included in the tests were fourteen three-course prisms tested under concentric and eccentric compression loads and three eight-course walls tested in bending. The test results confirmed very significant axial compression capacities and very ductile behavior under shear and flexural loads. The need to develop details for transferring floor loads to the wall systems was identified.

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