A.J. HOGESLAG EN D.R.W. MARTENS

ABSTRACT

This paper presents the results of an experimental and theoretical research on the possibilities of prefabricated facade elements in prestressed masonry. Deformation behaviour and flexural strength have been studied by means of bending tests. The bond strength between reinforcement and masonry has been determined using pull-out tests. The suitability of non-metallic reinforcement has also been evaluated. In conclusion, the possibilities of applying prefabricated facade elements in prestressed masonry are indicated as well as their restrictions.

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