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Verification of Masonry Building Code to Flexural Behavior of Cement-Stabilized Soil Block

Tennant, Adam G and Foster, Craig D and Reddy, Venkatarama BV (2013) Verification of Masonry Building Code to Flexural Behavior of Cement-Stabilized Soil Block. In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, 25 (3). pp. 303-307.

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Most studies involving cement-stabilized soil blocks (CSSB) concern material properties, such as the characteristics of erosion and strength and how the composition of the block affects these properties. Moreover, research has been conducted on the performance of various mortars, investigating their material properties and the tensile bond strength between CSSB units and mortar. In contrast, very little is currently known about CSSB masonry structural behavior. Because structural design codes of traditional masonry buildings were well developed over the past century, many of the same principles may be applicable to CSSB masonry buildings. This paper details the topic of flexural behavior of CSSB masonry walls and whether the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) code can be applied to this material for improved safety of such buildings. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000566. (C) 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS,USA
Keywords: Soil-cement;Masonry;Flexure;Soil block
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2013 11:52
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 11:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46243

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