9th Canadian Masonry Symposium Papers - Full List

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  • SUPPORTING MASONRY VENEER
    Michael Hatzinikolas1, Alfred Dorey2, Marc Kuzik3 President FERO Corporation Edmonton, Alberta Structural Engineer COSYN Technology Edmonton, Alberta Ph.D. Student University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta CANADA, T6G 2G7 ABSTRACT With the incorporation of insulation in the cavity of masonry veneer wall assemblies, providing support for the exterior wythe or veneer wall…
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  • THE MYSTERY OF MOVEMENT JOINTS IN VENEER WALLS
    D.R.W. Martens[1]   A.T. Vermeltfoort2 Professor Ass. prof. Eindhoven University of Technology, Dep. of Structural Design, BKO, P.O. Box 513, Postvak 7, 5600 MB Eindhoven. The Netherlands. ABSTRACT In the Netherlands, a tendency is recognised to make more and more movement joints in veneer walls. Consequently, these walls act like rigid…
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  • ELABORATION AND APPLICATION OF A SPECIFIC MASONRY TRAINING PROGRAM FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WORKERS
    Tatiana Gondim do Amaral, Msc. Civil. Eng. 1 PhD. Student in the Course of Civil Engineering, CPGEC/UFSC/BRAZIL E-mail: tatiana_amaral@hotmail.com ABSTRACT This paper presents a specific masonry training program based on quality, productivity, rationalization, hygiene and safety concepts. This paper revisits the systemic approach that brings into focus four different phases:…
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  • SHRINKAGE WREAKS HAVOC WITH TENSION STIFFENING IN REINFORCED MASONRY TEST SPECIMENS
    H. Bischoff 1 , D. Moxon2 Professor, Graduate Student Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3 E-Mail: BISCHOFF@UNB.CA ABSTRACT When designing reinforced masonry for strength, the contribution of tension in the masonry is typically neglected and the tensile forces are assumed…
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  • MASONRY RESEARCH AT THE MID-AMERICA EARTHQUAKE CENTER
    John M. Nichols 1 and Daniel P. Abrams 2 Post Doctoral Researcher, 205 N Mathews Avenue, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, 61801, nichols1@uiuc.edu Hanson Engineers Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Mid-America Earthquake Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 205 N Mathews Avenue, Urbana, 61801, d-abrams@uiuc.edu ABSTRACT The…
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  • INFLUENCE OF DIAPHRAGM FLEXIBILITY ON THE OUT-OF-PLANE RESPONSE OF UNREINFORCED MASONRY WALLS
    Can C. Simsir[1], Mark A. Aschheim[2], and Daniel P. Abrams [3] Research Assistant, Ph.D. Candidate, Mid-America Earthquake Center, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, simsir@uiuc.edu Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801, aschheim@uiuc.edu Hanson Engineers Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801; Center…
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  • SEISMIC BEHAVIOR OF A MULTISTORY AND MULTIBAY FRAME-INFILL SYSTEM
    Ghassan Al-Chaar1, Gregory E. Lamb2, Daniel P. Abrams3, Research Structural Engineer, USAERDC, P.O. Box 9005, Champaign, Illinois 61826-9005 g-al-chaar@cecer.army.mil Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1203 Clifford Dr., Apt. 5, Urbana, Illinois 61802   glamb@uiuc.edu Hanson Engineers Professor of Civil Engineering,University of Illinois at Urbana-champaign 1245 Newmark Civil Engineering…
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  • PARAMETRIC STUDIES ON SEISMIC BEHAVIOR OF FRAME-INFILL SYSTEMS
    Ghassan Al-Chaar[1], Daniel P. Abrams[2] Research Structural Engineer, USAERDC, P.O. Box 9005 Champaign, Illinois 61826-9005   g-al-chaar@cecer.army.mil Hanson Engineers Professor of Civil Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1245 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, 205 North Mathews Avenue   Urbana, Illinois 61801     d-abrams@uiuc.edu ABSTRACT This paper summarizes analytical research on stiffness and capacity…
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  • THE EARTHQUAKE PERFORMANCE OF PARTIALLY REINFORCED MASONRY PIERS SUBJECTED TO IN-PLANE CYCLIC LOADING
    George C. Manos, M. Yasin, J. Thawabteh, V. Kourtides Laboratory of Strength of Materials and Laboratory of Reinforced Concrete, Department of Civil Engineering Aristotle University, Thessaloniki 54006, Greece. Fax: 003031 995769, email: gcmanos@civil.auth.gr. ABSTRACT The earthquake performance of partially reinforced masonry piers when subjected to seismic loading is examined here…
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  • INFLUENCE OF INFILLED WALLS WITH OPENINGS TO THE SEISMIC RESPONSE OF PLANE FRAMES
    A. Syrmakezis[1] and P. G. Asteris[2] Prof., Inst. of Struct. Anal. and Aseismic Res., Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Zografou Campus, GR-15773, Athens, Greece. Res. Asst., Inst. of Struct. Anal. and Aseismic Res., Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Zografou Campus, GR-15773, Athens, Greece. ABSTRACT In this paper, the seismic behaviour…
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  • MASONRY BLOCK REINFORCED-SOIL RETAINING WALLS: A NEW TECHNOLOGY
    R.J. Bathurst[1][2], D.L. Walters[3] and D.D. Saunders[4] ,2,3 Geotechnical Research Group, Department of Civil Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada, P.O. Box 17000, STN FORCES, Kingston, ON, K7K 7B4 Bathurst-r@rmc.ca Walters-d@rmc.ca Saunders-dd@rmc.ca ABSTRACT This paper describes recent developments in North America related to the innovative design and construction of vertical…
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  • RETROFIT OF UNREINFORCED MASONRY BUILDINGS: THE STATE-OF-THE-ART
    Yasser Korany[1], Robert Drysdale2, Samir Chidiac[2] Doctoral Candidate, 2 Professor & Martini, Mascarin and George Chair in Masonry Design Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, McMaster University 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L7, Canada ABSTRACT The vulnerability of unreinforced masonry buildings to impaired performance is a serious problem…
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  • CORE CONSOLIDATION OF HERITAGE STRUCTURE MASONRY WALLS & FOUNDATIONS USING GROUTING TECHNIQUES CANADIAN CASE STUDIES
    Paul A. Jeffs PJ Materials Consultants 11 Wagoners Trail, Guelph, Ontario Canada, N1G 3M9 pjeffs@pjmc.net ABSTRACT Damage to masonry walls due to deterioration of their rubble core can be a major concern and, in the event that consolidation techniques are determined to be necessary, it is important that the selected…
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  • THE USE OF LIME MORTARS FOR SUSTAINABLE RESTORATION OF ANCIENT BUILDINGS
    Violeta Bokan Bosiljkov[1] Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, SI- 1000 Ljubljana, Jamova 2, Slovenia, E-mail: vbokan@fagg.uni-lj.si ABSTRACT Various recent Restoration Charters recommend the use of lime-based mortars for the restoration of ancient European buildings because of their compatibility with the original masonry mortars, renders,…
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  • SEISMIC REHABILITATION OF UNREINFORCED MASONRY SHEAR WALLS
    Omer O. Erbay[1] and Daniel P. Abrams[2] Doctoral Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1235 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, 205 N. Mathews, Urbana, IL, 61801 Hanson Engineers Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, 1245 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, 205 N. Mathews, Urbana, IL, 61801 ABSTRACT…
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  • SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF REHABILITATED UNREINFORCED MASONRY BUILDING SYSTEMS
    Sarah L. Orton[1], Daniel P. Abrams[2], John R. Hayes[3], and Steven C. Sweeney[4] Masters Student, University of Illinois, Urbana IL 61801, orton@uiuc.edu Hanson Engineers Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Center Director, Mid-America Earthquake Center, Urbana, IL 61801, d-abrams@uiuc.edu Seismic and Structural Engineering Group, Construction Engineering Research…
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  • HORIZONTAL SHEAR PERFORMANCE OF FULL-SIZE UN-REINFORCED BRICK WALLS RETROFITTED WITH EXPANSIVE EPOXY
    Larralde[1] and A. El-Zeiny[2] Professor, Department of Civil & Geomatics Engineering & Construction, California State University, Fresno, CA 93740-8030 jesuslm@csufreso.edu Faculty, Department of Civil & Geomatics Engineering & Construction, California State University, Fresno, CA 93740-8030 aelzeiny@csufresno.edu ABSTRACT This paper presents the results of tests of un-reinforced brick walls retrofitted and…
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  • OUT-OF-PLANE PERFORMANCE OF FULL-SIZE UNREINFORCED BRICK WALLS RETROFITTED WITH EXPANSIVE EPOXY
    El-Zeiny1 and J. Larralde2 Faculty, Department of Civil & Geomatics Engineering & Construction, California State University, Fresno, CA 93740-8030, aelzeiny@csufresno.edu Professor, Department of Civil & Geomatics Engineering & Construction, California State University, Fresno, CA 93740-8030, jesuslm@csufreso.edu ABSTRACT A pioneer technique to repair un-reinforced brick walls cracked during past seismic events,…
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  • BEHAVIOUR OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BLOCK SHEAR WALLS
    James Halucha[1], Robert G. Drysdale2 M.Eng. Candidate and Design Engineer, JNE Consulting Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario. 2Professor and Martini, Mascarin, and George Chair in Masonry Design, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. (Authors did not submit paper as expected) ABSTRACT Reinforced concrete block masonry walls were tested under combined biaxial tension and compression.…
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  • SUGGESTIONS ON THE REINFORCEMENT DETAILING OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BLOCK MASONRY
    Liu Ming1,2 Wang Limin2 Liu Deqing2 The State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore Engineering. Dalian University of     Technology, Dalian 116023,China. Shenyang Architectural and Civil Engineering Institute Shenyang 110015, China ABSTRACT This paper is an investigation of reinforceing anchorage and lap length in mortar joints, grout cells and bond beam,…
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  • EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH ON SEISMIC BEHAVIOR OF PRESTRESSED BRICK MASONRY BUILDINGS
    Luo Wankang[1], Xiang Hui[2], and Li Xijun[3] Professor, Civil Engineering Dep. Chongqing JianZhu University, Chongqing, 400045, China. E-mail: jgong@cqjzu.edu.cn Student, Civil Engineering Dep. Chongqing JianZhu University, Chongqing, 400045, China. E-mail: jgong@cqjzu.edu.cn Student, Civil Engineering Dep. Chongqing JianZhu University, Chongqing, 400045, China. E-mail: jgong@cqjzu.edu.cn ABSTRACT By testing two 1:2 prestressed and…
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  • FLEXURAL CAPACITY OF POST-TENSIONED MASONRY WALLS
    R. Bean 1 and A. E. Schultz 2 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA, bean0032@tc.umn.edu. Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA, schul088@tc.umn.edu. ABSTRACT Presently, masonry design codes in some countries, including the United States, contain…
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  • PERFORMANCE OF BRICK PAVEMENTS SUBJECTED TO HEAVY VEHICULAR TRAFFIC
    Brian E. Trimble, P.E. 1 Regional Director of Market Development and Technical Services, International Masonry Institute, btrimble@imiweb.org ABSTRACT Segmental pavements have grown in popularity over the last few decades, but very little research has been done on their performance. In order to obtain performance data of flexible brick pavements, the…
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  • OVERVIEW OF MORTARS FOR CANADIAN HISTORIC STRUCTURES
    G.T. Suter1, C.P. Borgal2, and K. Blades3 Principal, Suter Consultants Inc., Nepean, Ontario. sutergr@istar.ca Senior Conservation Specialist, Morrison Hershfield, Ottawa, Ontario.                                     cborgal@morrisonhershfield.com Principal, Keith Blades Consultant in the Conservation of Historic Buildings Inc., Almonte,     Ont. kblades@comnet.ca ABSTRACT Mortar for historic structures must comply with good conservation principles and be compatible…
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  • EFFECT OF POLYPROPYLENE FIBERS ON MASONRY MORTARS AND PRISMS
    Maria Luiza Lopes de OliveiraPhilippe Jean Paul Gleize, Humberto Ramos Roman, Romson, Heleo Romagna, ABSTRACT The addition of fibers in materials can provide an improvement in their mechanical characteristics. The aim of this work is to evaluate the effect of polypropylene fibers on compressive strength and workability of mortars and,…
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  • REVIEW OF FACTORS AFFECTING THE DURABILITY OF REPOINTING MORTARS FOR OLDER MASONRY
    A H P Maurenbrecher1, K Trischuk2, M Z Rousseau3 Research Officer, National Research Council Canada (NRC), Institute for Research in Construction (IRC), Ottawa K1A 0R6. Email: paul.maurenbrecher@nrc.ca Technical Officer, NRC, IRC. Email: ken.trischuk@nrc.ca Research Officer, NRC, IRC. Email: madeleine.rousseau@nrc.ca ABSTRACT The selection of repointing mortars for older masonry in the…
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  • THE INFLUENCE OF PRODUCTION PROCESSES AND MORTAR COMPOSITIONS ON THE PROPERTIES OF HISTORICAL MORTARS
    Hayen[1], K. Van Balen, D. Van Gemert  Roald.Hayen@bwk.kuleuven.ac.be ABSTRACT Since the Ancient Greeks and Romans lime has been the most important binder for the production of mortar in the building technology in Europe throughout many centuries. It is only by the introduction of scientific research in the field of building…
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  • AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE FIELD PRACTICE OF PREFERRING AIR-ENTRAINED HYDRATED LIME IN THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER
    Margaret L. Thomson[1] and Richard Godbey[2]. Ph.D., Chemical Lime Company, Technical Manager, National Building Construction, Henderson, Nevada, margaret.thomson@chemicallime.com. B.Sc. Chemical Lime Company, Project Manager, National Building Construction, Henderson, Nevada, richard.godbey@chemicallime.com. ABSTRACT During the summer months mixing and working with mortar in air temperatures in excess of 38°C and relative humidity…
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  • EFFECT OF AIR ENTRAINMENT ON FREEZE-THAW DURABILITY OF TYPE S PORTLAND CEMENT-LIME MASONRY MORTARS
    Michael J. Tate1 and Margaret L. Thomson2, Ph.D. Building Lime Sales Manager, Graymont Dolime (OH) Inc., Genoa, Ohio U.S.A 43430, 419-855-8336, fax 419-855-4602, e-mail mtate@graymont-oh.com Technical Manager, Building Construction, Chemical Lime Company, Henderson, Nevada U.S.A. 89015, 702-565-3833, fax 702-565-7473, e-mail margaret.thomson@chemicallime.com ABSTRACT Portland cement-Type S hydrated lime mortars are used…
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  • A NEW TOTAL SHRINKAGE TEST FOR MORTAR
    Bob de Vekey1, Andrew Sutherland2 and Alan Ferguson3 R.C. de Vekey, Associate techical director, Masonry Centre in Construction Division, BRE Ltd., Watford, UK, WD25 9XX, devekeyb@bre.co.uk A Sutherland, Researcher, Masonry Centre in Construction Division, BRE Ltd., Watford, UK, WD25 9XX, sutherlanda@bre.co.uk W A Ferguson, Consultant Engineer, Masonry Centre in Construction…
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  • FIELD TECHNIQUES FOR MORTAR REPLICATION
    David T. Biggs, P.E[1] Thomas E. Forsberg, P.E[2] Principal, Ryan-Biggs Associates291 River St., Troy, New York 12180., L. Robert Kimball & Associates 21 W. Washington St., West Chester, PA 19380 ABSTRACT Design professionals involved in rehabilitation, restoration, or historic preservation of a masonry structure must address mortar replication. For many…
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  • POTENTIAL USES FOR POLYMER MODIFIED REPOINTING MORTARS
    Fernando Pellicer1 1Architect, Duschenes & Fish Architects, Montreal, Quebec, Canada1425 Rene-Levesque blvd., E-mail, pellicer@dfsarch.com ABSTRACT Water infiltration and saturation of mortar joints in solid masonry walls has always been a concern, especially in northern climates where the action of freeze-thaw cycles is very destructive. The exterior “skin” of a solid…
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  • THE USE OF POZZOLANS TO IMPROVE BOND AND BOND STRENGTH
    M. Reda Taha[1] and N. G. Shrive[2] Ph.D.,      Structural      Engineer,      Stantec      Consulting      Ltd.,      Calgary,     Canada (mreda@cadvision.com)    (For correspondence) Killam Memorial Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, (shrive@ucalgary.ca) ABSTRACT Poor bond and low bond strength is a major…
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  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF MORTAR/UNIT BOND
    H.O. Sugo1, A.W. Page2, S. J. Lawrence3 Postgraduate student, Department of Civil, Surveying and Environmental Engineering, TheUniversity of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia, email <hsugo@mail.newcastle.edu.au> CBPI Professor in Structural Clay Brickwork, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Newcastle,        University        Drive,        Callaghan       NSW       …
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  • STRAIN VARIATION IN MORTAR JOINTS
    A.T. Vermeltfoort[1] Assistant professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Structural Design, BKO, P.O. Box 513, Postvak 7, 5600 MB Eindhoven. The Netherlands. ABSTRACT Thirty three masonry discs, 25 mm thick, cut from couplets, were tested in compression. Specimens in the shape of discs were needed to allow for deformation…
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  • FLEXURAL BOND STRENGTH OF MASONRY PARALLEL TO THE BED JOINTS
    Russell H. Brown[1] and John Melander[2] Professor of Civil Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631, USA Director, Product Standards and Technology, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill 60077 ABSTRACT The 1999 Masonry Standards Joint Committee Building Code for Masonry Structures (ACI 530/ASCE5/TMS402) provides allowable flexural tensile stresses that are used in…
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  • MASONRY SHEAR STRENGTH UNDER IMPACT LOADING
    Beattie[1] , TCK Molyneaux[2], M.Gilbert[3], and S.Burnett[4] Postgraduate Student, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Liverpool, Brownlow Street Liverpool, L69 3GO, UK. Email: greg99@liverpool.ac.uk Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Liverpool, Brownlow StreetLiverpool, L69 3GO, UK. Email: ec116@liverpool.ac.uk Lecturer, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Sir Frederick Mappin Building,…
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  • INFLUENCE OF MATERIAL PROPERTIES AND VERTICAL PRE-COMPRESSION ON THE SHEAR BEHAVIOUR OF MORTAR JOINTS
    Miklós Molnár1 Division of Structural Engineering, Lund University, P.O. Box 118, 221 00 Lund, Sweden, miklos.molnar@kstr.lth.se ABSTRACT The influence of mortar type on the shear behaviour of bed joints subjected to simultaneous shear and normal pre-compression was investigated. The test specimens were manufactured of solid clay bricks combined with a…
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  • MASONRY RESTORATION OF THE OLD CIVIL ENGINEERING BUILDING, FREDERICTON CAMPUS, UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK
    Dana E. Moxon [1] MScE Candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3 ABSTRACT This paper discusses the scheduled activities, methods and materials used for the masonry restoration of the Old Civil Engineering Building at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton…
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  • MASONRY EDUCATION IN CANADIAN POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS
    N.G. Shrive[1] and G. Sturgeon[2] Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, shrive@ucalgary.ca Code Engineer, Masonry Canada, 4808 30th Street SE, Calgary, AB T2B 3K5  mcccalg@cadvision.com ABSTRACT Masonry Canada and the Canadian Portland Cement Association commissioned a survey of current post-secondary…
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  • LIGHTWEIGHT BRICKS FROM FLY-ASH
    Chester1, A. Nataatmadja2 and S. Fragomeni3 Final year student, Griffith University. Email: matt_maree@hotmail.com Senior Lecturer, Grifith University. Email: a.nataatmadja@mailbox.gu.edu.au Senior Lecturer, Grifith University. Email: s. fragomeni@mailbox.gu.edu.au School of Engineering, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland Australia ABSTRACT Fly-ash is produced in vast quantities as a by-product of the burning of fossil…
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  • FINITE ELEMENT MODELING OF CONCRETE MASONRY-INFILLED STEEL FRAMES
    El-Dakhakhni[1] , M. Elgaaly[2] , and A. Hamid[3] Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA. E-mail : wwe22@drexel.edu Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA. E-mail : elgaalym@drexel.edu Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, Drexel University,…
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  • BUCKLING SAFETY OF MASONRY WALLS UNDER CONSIDERATION OF NONLINEAR STRESS-STRAIN-RELATIONSHIPS
    Jäger, Wolfram[1]), Pflücke, Torsten[2]) Jaeger, Wolfram, Prof. Dr.-Eng., Germany, 01062 Dresden, Mommsenstraße 13 buero.prof.jaeger@t-online.de Dresden University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Chair for Planning of Load-Bearing Structures Pfluecke, Torsten, Dipl.-Eng., Germany, 01445 Radebeul, Wichernstraße 12 buero.prof.jaeger@t-online.de Engineering Office Prof. Dr.-Eng. Wolfram Jaeger ABSTRACT As part of a research project carried…
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  • RELIABILITY ANALYSIS OF REINFORCED MASONRY WALLS
    B. Pirzada1, J.L.Dawe2 and Y.Liu3 1Visiting Professor; 2Professor; 3Ph.D CandidateDepartment of Civil EngineeringUniversity of New Brunswick P.O. Box 4400 Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3 Canada Pirzada@unb.ca ABSTRACT A new methodology is presented here to estimate the systems reliability of reinforced masonry walls subjected to out of plane normal loading. The concept…
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  • LONG-TERM SHEAR TRANSFER PROPERTIES OF HORIZONTAL SLIP JOINTS IN LOAD-BEARING MASONRY
    Yuri Z. Totoev1, Adrian W. Page2, Goran Simundic3 Lecturer Department of Civil, Surveying, and Environmental Engineering The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, AustraliaE-mail: ceyuri@civeng.newcastle.edu.au CBPI Professor in Structural Clay Brickwork and Dean Faculty of Engineering The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia E-mail: apage@mail.newcastle.edu.au Laboratory Manager ABSTRACT Masonry…
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  • THE EFFECT OF SLIP JOINTS ON LATERAL LOAD DISTRIBUTION IN LOADBEARING MASONRY SHEAR WALL SYSTEMS
    D.Sutcliffe1 and A.W.Page2 ABSTRACT Loadbearing masonry construction with suspended concrete floor slabs is common throughout Australia, especially for low to medium rise (3–5 storey) apartment buildings. In order to accommodate any long term differential movement (eg. thermal movement, concrete shrinkage, brick growth) it is usual Australian building practice to include…
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  • CRITICAL AXIAL LOADS FOR TRANSVERSELY LOADED MASONRY WALLS
    E. Schultz1 and N. J. Ojard2 and H. K. Stolarski3 Arturo E. Schultz, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, schul088@tc.umn.edu Nels J. Ojard, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, ojar0006@tc.umn.edu Henryk K. Stolarski, Professor, Department of Civil…
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  • INVESTIGATION ON THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF GROUTED CLAY MASONRY WALLS
    Domingues, P.(1); Corrêa, M.R.S.(2); Ramalho, M.A.(3) ABSTRACT This work deals with compressive strength of grouted clay masonry walls and its main purpose is to study the behaviour of grout and clay units as a whole. First, several results obtained from laboratory compressive tests are presented in order to evaluate the…
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  • 3D FINITE ELEMENT MODELS OF PLAIN AND BOND-BEAMED HOLLOW MASONRY WALLS SUBJECTED TO CONCENTRIC AND ECCENTRIC CONCENTRATED LOADS
    Junyi Yi[1] and Nigel G. Shrive2 Ph. D. Candidate, Civil Engineering Department, The University of Calgary, T2N 1N4, AB. Email: jyi@ucalgary.ca Killam Professor, Civil Engineering Department, The University of Calgary, T2N 1N4, AB. Email: shrive@ucalgary.ca ABSTRACT 3-D finite element models have been constructed for plain and bond-beamed hollow concrete masonry…
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  • BEHAVIOR OF DIAGONALLY LOADED BRICK INFILL PANELS
    Dukuze1, J. L. Dawe2, Y. Zou3 Senior Structural Engineer, B.I.D. Canada Ltd. Professor, 3Visiting Professor Department of Civil Engineering University of New Brunswick Fredericton, NB, Canada E3B 5A3 dawe@unb.ca ABSTRACT Twenty-one brick infill panels surrounded by a reinforced concrete frame were tested under in-plane diagonal loading. Three other similar specimens…
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  • A PRACTICAL APPROACH FOR THE DESIGN OF MASONRY INFILLED FRAMES
    Zou1 , Y. Liu2, C. Seah Associate Professor at Jiangnan University, Wuxi, Jiangsu, P.R.China; Visiting Scholar, zyun@unb.ca PhD Candidate, s2s94@unb.ca Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 5A3 ABSTRACT A computerized analytical method wherein masonry infills in frames are replaced with equivalent diagonal springs has…
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  • DESIGN OF MASONRY SUBSTRATES FOR EXTERIOR INSULATION AND FINISH SYSTEMS IN HOT-HUMID CLIMATES
    Charles W. Graham, Ph.D., AIA1 1Mitchell Endowed Professor Department of Construction Science Texas A&M University College Station, Texas 77843-3137, USA 979-845-0216 cwgraham@archone.tamu.edu ABSTRACT Exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) have found widespread use since they were introduced in the United States and Canada in 1969. To date, most residential EIFS…
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  • DESIGN, DURABILITY, AND THE POLITICS OF SUSTAINABILITY (WHAT DO THE THREE LITTLE PIGS TEACH US?)
    Eric K. Olson[1] and Werner H. Gumpertz[2] Staff Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. Consulting Engineers, 297 Broadway, Arlington, MA, USA, ekolson@sgh.com. Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. Consulting Engineers, 297 Broadway, Arlington, MA, USA, whgumpertz@sgh.com. ABSTRACT In the story of the three little pigs, the big bad wolf…
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  • PREFABRICATED BRICKWORK – A REVIEW OF RECENT APPLICATIONS
    John Roberts, Jennifer Hogg and Anton Fried Professor John Roberts, Dean. Faculty of Technology, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK. KT1 2EE. Roberts@Kingston.ac.uk Jennifer Hogg, Research Student. Faculty of Technology, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK. KT1 2EE. K958732@atlas.kingston.ac.uk Anton Fried, Reader. Faculty of…
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  • SLABS CONSTRUCTIVE PROCESS FOR STRUCTURAL MASONRY
    Débora de Gois Santos1, Tatiana Gondim do Amaral, Msc. Civil Engineer2 Humberto Ramos Roman, Ph.D3 Ph.D. student in Production Engineering - UFSC. Phone: (48) 3315197. E-mail: deborags@eps.ufsc.br Ph.D. student in Civil Engineering - UFSC Campus Trindade. E-mail: tamaral@starmedia.com Civil Engineer, Professor of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina; Researcher of…
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  • MASONRY FOR LOW COST HOUSING IN SOUTH AFRICA
    F.S. Crofts 1 and J.W. Lane 2 S. Crofts. Principal Lecturer, Technikon Pretoria, Private Bag X 680, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa. fred@techpta.ac.za W. Lane. Masonry Consultant, P.O. Box 650453, Benmore, 2010, South Africa. ABSTRACT The paper covers developments in the structural performance criteria for masonry in low cost housing in…
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  • VALIDATION OF RAT-TRAP BOND FOR COST EFFECTIVE HOUSING
    A.R. Santhakumar[1], A.Sivakumar2, S.Ashok[2] Dean,Anna University, Chennai – 600 025, INDIA. Email: santhaar@hotmail.com 2M.Tech Research Scholar, Anna University, Chennai – 600 025,INDIA. Email:santhaar@hotmail.com MS Research Scholar, Anna University, Chennai, INDIA.     Email: ashok@internetdrive.com ABSTRACT In India most of the houses constructed in villages and towns are either one storey or two…
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  • PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CLAY-EXPANDED MORTAR (CONCRETE) COMPOUNDED PANELS FOR RATIONAL MASONRY APPLIED TO LOW COST HOUSING. A CASE STUDY FOR BRAZIL
    Rosa Maria Spoto, Marcos da Silva Porto ABSTRACT The present work is being developed on the scope of the Department of Civil Engineering, Constructive System Division, at the University of Brasilia. The present housing problem in Brazil is widely known due to the existence of numerous homeless people in rural…
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  • LATERAL PERFORMANCE OF VERY WIDE CAVITY WALLS
    R.C. de Vekey 1, W A Ferguson 2 (Construction Division, BRE), G.J. Edgell 3 (BCRL) ABSTRACT The past few years have seen a growing trend towards the increased use of insulation in the walls of domestic dwellings to improve the sustainability of the housing stock. In UK masonry buildings the…
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  • LATERAL LOADS ON BRICK VENEER RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES
    Mark McGinley[1], PhD, PE and Eric N. Johnson[2], PE Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, North Carolina A & T State University, 1601 East Market Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411 USA Email: mcginley@ncat.edu Director of Technical Services, Brick Association of the Carolinas, 8420 University Executive Park, Suite 800, Charlotte, North Carolina…
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  • BEDJOINTS STRUCTURAL REPOINTING OF HISTORIC MASONRY STRUCTURES
    Binda [1], C. Modena [2], A. Saisi 1, R. Tongini Folli 1, M.R. Valluzzi 2 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale, Politecnico di Milano, Piazzale L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, binda@stru.polimi.it, saisi@stru.polimi.it, tongini@stru.polimit.it Dipartimento di Costruzioni e Trasporti, Università di Padova, via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova, modena@caronte.dic.unipd.it, valluzzi@caronte.dic.unipd.it ABSTRACT The serious…
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  • DIAGNOSTIC INVESTIGATION OF THE STONE PILLARS OF S. NICOLO’ L’ARENA, CATANIA
    Saisi 1, L. Binda 1, L. Zanzi 2 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale, Politecnico di Milano, Piazzale L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, binda@stru.polimi.it, saisi@stru.polimi.it. Dipartimento di Elettronica ed Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Piazzale L. da Vinci 32,20133 Milano, zanzi@elet.polimi.it ABSTRACT The church of S. Nicolò L'Arena in Catania built in…
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  • NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF OLD MASONRY BUILDINGS: A DEBATING ISSUE
    Ronca[1], F. Genna[2], A. Franchi1 DIS, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L. da Vinci, 32, 20133 Milan, Italy – ronca@stru.polimi.it; franchi@stru.polimi.it Dip. Ing. Civile, University of Brescia, Via Branze 38, Brescia, Italy - genna@ing.unibs.it ABSTRACT The structural members of old masonry buildings are essentially plane walls, arches and vaults; both types…
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  • COMPUTATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF RENOVATION INTERVENTION IN A HISTORIC MASONRY BUILDING
    G.P.A.G. van Zijl1,2 and L.G.W. Verhoef 1 ABSTRACT During the last three decades the renovation of existing buildings has become a rapid growing segment of the building construction market in Europe. The reasons range from the historical value of such buildings to the environmental impact of demolition. In many cases…
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  • STUDY OF THE DYNAMIC AND EARTHQUAKE BEHAVIOR OF ANCIENT COLUMNS AND COLONNADES WITH OR WITHOUT THE INSERTION OF SMA- WIRE DEVICES
    G.C. Manos,   M. Demosthenous,   V. Kourtides,   A. Hatzigeorgiou ABSTRACT Results and conclusions are presented from an experimental and numerical study that examines the response of simple models of ancient columns or colonnades. The influence on the response arising from the inclusion of devices based on wires having energy dissipation characteristics…
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  • STATIC AND DYNAMIC TESTS OF A STRENGTHENED VAULT MADE OF CALCARENITE ASHLARS
    Cavaleri, C. Cucchiara, A.Tommaselli, G. Zingone ABSTRACT Maintenance of the historical monumental heritage has produced the increasing of interest in masonry structure mechanics and in research of new strengthening techniques. As a matter of fact historical structures (most of them are masonry structures) perform often a low capacity with respect…
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  • REHABILITATION OF MASONRY COLUMNS USING CARBON FIBRE WRAPS
    Mark J. Masia[1], Nigel G. Shrive[2], D. Tilleman[3] Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of   Calgary, 2500University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 1N4 (masia@ucalgary.ca) Killam Memorial Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary,   2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 1N4 (shrive@ucalgary.ca) Laboratory Technician, Department…
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  • GLASS FIBRE REINFORCED POLYMER (GFRP) SHEAR CONNECTORS FOR MASONRY
    S.L. Lissel[1] and N.G. Shrive[2]  PhD Candidate, Civil Engineering Department, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Email: sllissel@ucalgary.ca  Killam Memorial Professor, Civil Engineering Department, University of Calgary, Email: shrive@ucalgary.ca ABSTRACT In cavity and diaphragm wall construction, problems arise due to the use of the steel…
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  • NUMERICAL MODEL FOR FLEXURE RESPONSE OF MASONRY WALLS REINFORCED WITH GFRP SHEETS
    Marc D. Kuzik1 , Alaa E. Elwi2 , J.J. Roger Cheng2 Ph.D. Student Professor University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta Canada, T6G 2G7 ABSTRACT A numerical model for out-of-plane flexure was developed for concrete block masonry walls reinforced with externally bonded glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) sheets. The model predicts the…
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  • CYCLIC FLEXURE TESTS OF MASONRY WALLS REINFORCED WITH GFRP SHEETS
    Marc D. Kuzik1, Alaa E. Elwi2 , J.J. Roger Cheng2 Ph.D. Student Professor University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta Canada ABSTRACT The research work reported here investigates the out-of-plane flexural behavior of masonry walls reinforced externally with Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) sheets and subjected to cyclic loading. Nine full-scale tests…
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  • EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON DELAMINATION PHENOMENA BETWEEN FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC (FRP) AND MASONRY
    La Mendola1, G. Campione1, C. Mascari2, G. Zingone1 ABSTRACT In the present investigation the bond phenomena between fiber reinforced plastic (FRP), glued with epoxy resin, and calcarenite stone blocks were analyzed. The knowledge of the interfacial behavior between structural members and reinforcing materials is required to estimate the effectiveness of…
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  • RETROFITTING HOLLOW CONCRETE MASONRY INFILL WALLS USING GLASS FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC LAMINATES
    Zeyad H. R. Hakam1, Ahmad A. Hamid2, Mohamed Elgaaly3 Senior Project Controls Engineer, Bechtel Power Corporation, 5275 Westview Drive, Frederick, Maryland, 21703, USA; Email: zhakam@bechtel.com Professor, Civil & Architectural Engineering Department, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, USA; Email: hamidaa@drexel.edu Professor, Civil & Architectural Engineering Department, Drexel University,…
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  • CONFINEMENT OF NATURAL BLOCK MASONRY COLUMNS USING FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER REBARS AND LAMINATES
    Francesco Micelli1   Nestore Galati2 Laura De Lorenzis 3 Antonio La Tegola4 ABSTRACT In the last few years, a notable amount of research has been devoted to the use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) materials for strengthening and rehabilitation of existing concrete and masonry structures. One of the most interesting applications…
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  • BRICKWORK MASONRY WALLS REINFORCED BY CFRP
    Roberto Capozucca 1 Researcher and Lecturer Structural Department, University of Ancona, 60100 Ancona     Italy ; e-mail:capozucca@popcsi.unian.it ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is the analysis of the behaviour of brickwork masonry walls damaged by shear-bending loading and reinforced by Carbon Fibre Polymers. The composite materials, FRP, applied at the surface…
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  • MASONRY FRACTURE MECHANICS THREE POINT BENDING TEST OF BRICK
    Xiaosong Xiao1 ,   Nigel Shrive2 D. Student, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T1N 1N4, Canada. E-mail: xiao@ucalgary.ca Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T1N 1N4, Canada. E-mail: shrive@ucalgary.ca ABSTRACT Structural elements working in compression fracture with a Mode I type of crack…
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  • FAILURE MODES FOR IN-PLANE MONO AND BIAXIALLY LOADED BRICKWORK MASONRY
    Vlatko Bosiljkov 1 Ph.D., assist., Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute - ZAG, Dimiceva 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, bosiljko@zag.si ABSTRACT Brickwork masonry is a composite, heterogeneous, nonlinear structural material. As with other composite materials, also with masonry the mechanical properties are conditioned with the properties of composite components, their…
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  • TENSILE STRENGTH OF BRICK MASONRY
    A.R. Santhakumar[1] , S.Ashok2 Dean,Anna University, Chennai – 600 025, INDIA. Email: santhaar@hotmail.com 2MS Research Scholar, Anna University, Chennai, INDIA. Email: ashok@internetdrive.com ABSTRACT Normally Tensile strength of brick masonry is neglected assuming that the strength is negligible. However in certain circumstances the tensile strength of brickwork is a necessity especially,…
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  • ANALYSIS OF MASONRY PANELS USING AN EQUIVALENT HOMOGENEOUS MATERIAL
    C. Peleteiro(1); M. R. S. Correa(2); M. A. Ramalho(3) ABSTRACT Masonry can be considered as a nonhomogeneous continuous media with mechanical orthotropic characteristics. It is considered as a periodic composite continuum, composed of two different materials (brick and mortar) arranged in a periodic manner. The homogenisation theory for periodic media…
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  • MODELLING SHEAR-COMPRESSION IN MASONRY
    G.P.A.G. van Zijl[1],[2], J.G. Rots1 and A.Th. Vermeltfoort[3] Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, Berlageweg 1, 2628 CR Delft, The Netherlands. G.P.A.G.vanZijl@bk.tudelft.nl, J.G.Rots@bk.tudelft.nl Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, 7602 MATIELAND, South Africa. Masonry Dept. of Structural Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, ABSTRACT During the…
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  • DETERMINATION OF EIeff FOR CMU WALLS
    Y.Liu1 and J.L.Dawe2 ABSTRACT The effects of a variety of parameters on the effective flexural rigidity of plain and singlelayer reinforced concrete masonry walls at failure were investigated. A computerized finite element technique was developed to account for effects of both material and geometric nonlinearities on the behaviour of walls.…
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  • A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO A NEWLY REVISED VERSION OF THE CHINESE CODE FOR DESIGN OF MASONRY STRUCTURES (GB50003-2001)
    Yuan Zhenfang1 and Liu Bin2 ABSTRACT A new version of the Chinese code for design of masonry structures (GB50003-2001) which covers a whole system of unreinforced and reinforced masonry members for non seismic and seismic design is presented briefly in the paper. China is the most popular country in using…
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  • LOW STRENGTH MASONRY UNITS – EVALUATING POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE NEW EUROPEAN CODES AND STANDARDS
    Professor John Roberts[1]), Professor Norman Bright[2]) Dean, Faculty of Technology, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE, UK J.Roberts@Kingston.ac.uk  Visiting Professor, Kingston University Consulting Engineer, Fairview, Stoodleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 9PR, UK normanbright@fairview.clara.net ABSTRACT The harmonisation of European Standards for masonry materials under the auspices of CEN TC125…
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  • ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL CRYPTOFLORESCENCE IN CLAY MASONRY
    A.Bremner1, J.P.Forth1, J.J.Brooks1, P.R.Bingel2 ABSTRACT An indication of the presence of cryptoflorescence in clay masonry has been found in the unusually high level of moisture expansion measured in some 13-stack unrestrained clay masonry single-leaf walls. This expansion, which greatly exceeds that which would be expected from the unbonded brick expansion,…
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  • INFLUENCE OF UNIT WATER ABSORPTION ON DEFORMATION OF MASONRY
    ABSTRACT Water absorption and initial rate of suction tests for each type of unit were carried out and several tests were conducted with 5-stack units: clay, calcium silicate bricks and concrete block, to study the effect of unit water absorption. The 5-stack units were built in the controlled environment room…
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  • SORPTIVITY: A SURFACE ABSORPTION CRITERION FOR BRICK UNITS: A PROPOSAL FOR THE CANADIAN MASONRY STANDARD
    M. Reda Taha1, A. S. El-Dieb2, and N. G. Shrive3 ABSTRACT Surface absorption of brick units has a significant effect on masonry bond. Therefore, a reliable and reproducible method should be used to measure the surface absorption of masonry units and establish acceptability criteria. Some codes assess absorption properties through…
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  • EXPERIMENTAL IDENTIFICATION OF MOISTURE TRANSPORT PARAMETERS FOR BRICK AND MORTAR
    Yuri Z. Totoev1, Adrian W. Page2, Heber O. Sugo3 ABSTRACT Moisture transport between bricks and mortar during construction and curing plays a key role in establishing bond between mortar and brick. Current empirical masonry construction practices are based on a superficial understanding of this phenomenon. A research project at the…
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  • IRREVERSIBLE MOISTURE EXPANSION OF UNBONDED CLAY BRICK UNITS AND BRICKWORK PANELS
    A.Bremner1, J.J.Brooks1, J.P.Forth1 & P.R.Bingel2 ABSTRACT This paper presents experimental data for Phase I of a research project investigating the behaviour of brickwork subject to imposed loading and restraint. Moisture movement strains of fired-clay masonry panels and their corresponding unbonded brick units are presented. Thirteen courses high by two brick…
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  • THE INFLUENCE OF HYGROTHERMAL CLAY EXPANSION ON HOLLOW BRICK MASONRY PATHOLOGY
    Vasco Peixoto de Freitas[1], Paulo da Silva Pinto[2] Associated Professor and Head of Building Physics Laboratory at Faculty of Engineering, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto – Laboratório de Física das Construções – Rua Dr. Roberto Frias – 4200-465 Porto. Portugal. vpfreita@fe.up.pt. Civil Engineer, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade…
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  • EVALUATION OF THE USUAL PROCEDURES OF ANALYSIS FOR TALL BUILDINGS IN MASONRY STRUCTURE
    Palacio1 e R.M. Da Silva2 ABSTRACT The present work consists on the comparative study of structural analysis obtained by a three-dimensional analysis program for tall building in a masonry structure with those results obtained by usual procedures. The present program performs the analysis on first and second order effects and…
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  • TRIDIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS OF TALL BUILDINGS IN MASONRY STRUCTURES
    Palacio, K. (1) e Silva, R.M. (2) ABSTRACT This work deals with the implementation of a program, which is based on CAD, to analyze tall buildings in masonry structures. The program considers the use of thin-walled elements of open cross section to represent structural walls, beams with or without torsion…
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  • ARCHITECTURAL AND STRUCTURAL DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTIBILITY IN STRUCTURAL MASONRY
    Maria Cristina Ramos de Carvalho (1) Flávio Antônio dos Santos (2) Humberto Ramos Roman (3) ABSTRACT The use of structural masonry has to some extent been hampered by its long history as a craft based material and its disappearance for structural use was being predicted. The fact that this has…
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  • WHY DID THIS BUILDING NOT COLLAPSE?
    ABSTRACT In 1997 a condominium building was constructed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Some two years later, one of the tenants, a retired engineer, noticed some small concrete fragments on the floor of the underground parkade and, looking up, saw some cracked reinforced concrete beams. This was promptly reported to the…
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  • A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON MASONRY MAINTENANCE, RESTORATION, ETC
    Clayford T. Grimm [1] Consulting Architectural Engineer, Austin, Texas ABSTRACT This bibliography provides a guide to the current literature on how to conserve, clean, maintain, point, tuck-point, preserve, refurbish, rehabilitate, renovate, repair, replace, restore, retrofit, strengthen, treat, and care for adobe, clay brick, stone, terra cotta, and concrete masonry. The…
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  • PRELIMINARY FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF A MASONRY ARCH BRIDGE WITH NEAR-SURFACE REINFORCEMENT
    Stephen.W.Garrity 1and Irina L.Toropova1 ABSTRACT A three-dimensional finite element analysis of a typical brick arch highway bridge with nearsurface reinforcement is presented. The effects of the fill over the barrel, spandrel walls, patch loading and the presence of defects such as cracks were included in the analysis. Initially an elastic…
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  • NEAR-SURFACE REINFORCEMENT OF MASONRY ARCH HIGHWAY BRIDGES
    Stephen.W.Garrity1 ABSTRACT Near-surface reinforcement is a minimum disruption strengthening measure for masonry arch bridges. It consists of grouting stainless steel reinforcing bars into pre-drilled holes and presawn grooves in the exposed near-surface zones of the masonry where tensile stress levels are likely to result in cracking. This paper describes some…
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  • SAFETY OF ARCHES – A PROBABILISTIC APPROACH
    Schueremans1, P. Smars2, D. Van Gemert1 ABSTRACT Nowadays, powerful methods are available for the calculation of structural safety values. These permit to calculate the global failure probability of complex structures, relying on deterministic techniques able to determine the stability state for a prescribed set of parameters. The safety of arches…
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  • ELASTIC NO TENSILE RESISTANT – PLASTIC ANALYSIS OF MASONRY ARCH BRIDGES AS AN EXTENSION OF CASTIGLIANO’S METHOD
    Brencich[1], U. De Francesco2, L. Gambarotta3 brencich@diseg.unige.it defrancesco@diseg.unige.it gambarotta@diseg.unige.it ABSTRACT On the basis of the classical Castigliano’s theory, a step-wise procedure for the non-linear analysis of multi-span masonry arch bridges is developed and implemented by standard programming of a commercial F.E. code. The mechanical model for masonry is assumed perfectly…
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  • EFFECT OF VENEER JOINT REINFORCEMENT ON BRICK TIE EMBEDMENT
    William McEwen,1 Ari Wibowo,2 Perry Adebar,2 and Donald Anderson2 ABSTRACT Some building codes require single wire joint reinforcement in masonry veneer walls in higher seismic zones. The current investigation examines the effect of joint reinforcement on the embedment performance of one type of brick tie under reversed cyclic loading. The…
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  • PERFORMANCE OF ANCHOR BOLTS IN CONCRETE MASONRY UNDER COMBINED TENSION AND SHEAR LOADING
    Anne M. Fabrello-Streufert[1], David G. Pollock[2], David I. McLean[3] and Thomas C. Young[4] ABSTRACT The objective of this research was to investigate the interaction behavior of anchor bolts in grouted concrete masonry under combined tension and shear loading. The behavior of anchor bolts under combined loading is not well understood,…
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  • THE INFLUENCE OF EDGE DISTANCE ON THE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE MASONRY EMBEDDED ANCHOR BOLTS
    Terence A. Weigel[1], J. P. Mohsen[2], Andrew Schad[3] and Karl Erdmann[4] Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky USA, 40292 – taw@louisville.edu Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky USA, 40292 – jpmohs01@louisville.edu Graduate Student, Department of Civil…
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  • EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF BRICK-TIE-WOOD SUBASSEMBLIES
    Young-Hwan Choi[1] and James M. LaFave[2]  Graduate Research Assistant, ychoi3@uiuc.edu, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, 205 N. Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801. Assistant Professor, jlafave@uiuc.edu, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, 205 N. Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801. ABSTRACT Typical residential and light…
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  • ANCHOR BOLTS IN CLAY MASONRY WALLS
    Russell H. Brown[1], J. Gregg Borchelt[2]and R. Eric Burgess[3] Professor of Civil Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29631, USA, russell.brown@clemson.edu Vice President, Brick Industry Association, 11490 Commerce Park Drive, Reston, VA 20191- USA, borchelt@bia.org Design Engineer, Triplett-King & Associates, Inc., 114 East Main Street, Suite 102, Rock Hill, SC 29730,…
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