Compression and shear properties of masonry cut from walls, three to ninety-five years old, compared with laboratory made masonry

A.T. Vermeltfoort, D.R.W. Martens

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    Abstract

    To allow for reliable estimations of the seismic resistance of buildings, specimens were cut from existing buildings and tested to failure to establish the compressive strength and stiffness of this old masonry.
    The age of these buildings ranged from three to ninety-five years. In this paper only a part of a larger testing program is discussed. Differences between deformations measured over the whole specimen and those from LVDT measurements over the central part of the specimen are recognized and explained. The initial shear strength of old masonry is similar to the strength of laboratory made masonry and the coefficient of friction is almost equal. The main feature of this paper is the comparison of properties of masonry from real
    buildings of considerable age with those of masonry made and tested in the usual way.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International brick block masonry conference, Padova, Italy
    Pages1-10
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
    Event16th international brick and block masonry conference, IB2MAC, June 26 - 30, 2016, Pavona, Italy - Cultural centre altinate / San Gaetano, Pavona, Italy
    Duration: 26 Jun 201630 Jun 2016
    http://www.16ibmac.com/

    Conference

    Conference16th international brick and block masonry conference, IB2MAC, June 26 - 30, 2016, Pavona, Italy
    Abbreviated titleIB2MAC
    CountryItaly
    CityPavona
    Period26/06/1630/06/16
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