Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Author : A. Jaber, Ali


Effect of Masonry Units Type and Concrete Grouting on Compressive Strength of Prisms

Ali A. Jaber

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2010, Volume 28, Issue 13, Pages 2638-2653

Masonry is a well proven building material possessing excellent properties in
terms of appearance, durability and cost in comparison with alternatives.
However, the quality of the masonry in a building depends on the materials used,
and hence all masonry materials must conform to certain minimum standards. The
basic components of masonry are block, brick and mortar, the latter being in itself
a composite of cement, lime and sand.
Two types of masonry units (brick and concrete block) were used to construct the
prism and some of them were grouted by concrete. The uniaxial compressive
strength test was done and stress-strain behavior has been obtained. Using linear
regression analysis, a simple empirical equation has been proposed for obtaining
the compressive strength for masonry that can be used in the analysis and design
procedures.