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Detailed Experimental Review of Flexural Behavior of Cement Stabilized Soil Block Masonry

Tennant, Adam G and Foster, Craig D and Reddy, Venkatarama BV (2016) Detailed Experimental Review of Flexural Behavior of Cement Stabilized Soil Block Masonry. In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, 28 (6).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.00015...


Cement stabilized soil block (CSSB) is a modern earthen building material that is used in the construction of masonry structures. Most studies involving CSSB have focused on how its composition affects strength characteristics and material properties such as erosion. In contrast, very little is currently known about CSSB structural behavior. This study set forth to address the absence of data in this research area, focusing on flexural panel testing, including separate horizontal and vertical bending tests. It was found that CSSB follows traditional masonry reactions; also, through experimental observation, two separate failure modes were identified. A linear elastic analysis confirmed these failure modes and predicted the cracking moment in the specimens analyzed. (C) 2016 American Society of Civil Engineers.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS, 1801 ALEXANDER BELL DR, RESTON, VA 20191-4400 USA
Keywords: Masonry; Flexure; Stabilized soil block; Stabilized mud block
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 05:36
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2016 05:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/54041

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