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Development of a drystack masonry system using fibre reinforced cement composite
conference contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Mohamed FerozkhanMohamed Ferozkhan, Remadevi DhanasekarRemadevi Dhanasekar, W Holt, Manicka DhanasekarManicka Dhanasekar
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.