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Development of a drystack masonry system using fibre reinforced cement composite

Generally drystack masonry is constructed using interlocking blocks without mortar joints. Grout and reinforcement are used in some systems and post tensioning (unbonded tendons) is used in some other systems. This paper describes the development of a patent-pending drystack masonry walling system using special featured interlocking blocks sandwiched within a composite render. The behaviour of the drystack masonry wall to lateral wind pressure is particularly focussed in this paper. Limited details on the properties of the constituent materials are provided in such a way that the impending patent is not affected whilst providing sufficient clarity for the understanding of this technical paper.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

502

End Page

512

Number of Pages

11

Start Date

01/01/2004

ISBN-10

1920701419

Location

Newcastle, NSW

Publisher

University of Newcastle

Place of Publication

Callaghan, NSW. Australia

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Australasian Masonry Conference

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