Deformation Failure Theory For Stack-Bond Brick Masonry Prisms In Compression

R. H. Atkinson, J. L. Noland, D. P. Abrams, S. McNary

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Compressive tests of stack-bond masonry prisms are used in the United States to evaluate the quality of masonry as a basis for design allowable stresses and as a research experiment. Hence, an understanding of unit-mortar interaction upon prism strength and deformation is important. The multi-axial constituent properties of brick and mortar were determined under carefully controlled conditions for four types of mortar and two types of brick. Using this data a deformation failure theory was developed for stack-bond, solid unit prisms under compressive loading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages18. 1-18. 18
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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