Assessment of masonary flexural bond strength

Reutter, Oliver (2007) Assessment of masonary flexural bond strength. (PhD thesis), Kingston University.

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This thesis presents the results of an experimental assessment of masonry flexural bond strength. Since there is insufficient experimental data on key performance requirements for bond between units and mortar, investigations into the development of bond and flexural strength across a range of masonry units for both traditional and new mortar types, reflecting the recent changes in European standards, were conducted. In order to demonstrate the performance of bond between unit and mortar, the latter ranging from weak to strong, a practical bond wrench testing rig was developed for use with couplets and stack bonded prisms. This involved carrying out investigations into existing designs and revaluations using up to date modelling techniques. The result is a new bond wrench applicable for use in laboratories and on site.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: This work was supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Brick Development Association; Mortar Industry Association and the Aircrete Products Association.
Physical Location: This item is held in stock at Kingston University Library.
Research Area: Civil engineering
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Engineering (until 2011)
Depositing User: Automatic Import Agent
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 21:38
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 13:26

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