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Some inexpensive methods of confining grouted concrete masonry

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Manicka Dhanasekar
Concrete masonry walls are grouted either to increase their load bearing capacity at the support trusses or crossbeams or to allow the placement of reinforcing steel. Unfortunately, grouted masonry fails at stress levels lower than that of hollow masonry due to incompatible lateral deformation of the grout and the concrete masonry shell. Realising the importance of confining the grout to enhance the compressive strength of masonry, two inexpensive materials readily available in the market, namely fine wire mesh (FWM) and welded wire mesh (WWM) were used. Relative to the unconfined prisms, the FWM and WWM confined prisms exhibited 28% and 37% increase in the masonry compressive strength respectively.
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Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

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Parent Title

Advances in mechanics of structures and materials : proceedings of the 17th Australasian Conference (ACMSM 17), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 12-14 June 2002

Start Page

271

End Page

275

Number of Pages

5

Start Date

01/01/2002

ISBN-10

9058093867

Location

Gold Coast, Qld.

Publisher

A.A. Balkema

Place of Publication

Lisse, Netherlands

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Yes

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No

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Faculty of Engineering and Physical Systems;

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No

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Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials

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