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Strength characteristics of stone masonry

Rao, Venu Madhava K and Reddy, Venkatarama BV and Jagadish, KS (1997) Strength characteristics of stone masonry. In: Materials and Structures, 30 (198). pp. 233-237.

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This paper deals with an experimental investigation on the strength of stone and stone masonry. Granitoid-gneiss is commonly used for masonry construction in India. The compressive strength of stone has been determined through 80 mm size cubes. It has been found that the compressive strength of granitoid-gneiss is greater when the load is parallel to the mineral bands. The compressive strength of stone masonry was studied through masonry prisms using 1:4 and 1:8 cement mortars. These tests have revealed that masonry strength is higher when the load applied is parallel to the mineral bands. The flexural bond strength of stone masonry walls was studied through full-scale tests. Flexural bond strength appears to play a major role in the failure of stone masonry walls.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Materials and Structures
Publisher: RI L E M Publications
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to R I L E M Publications.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2011 06:29
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2011 06:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38485

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