Compressive Strength of Masonry Prisms

by Magdi A. Khalifa, (M.ASCE), Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, United States,
Ahmed E. Magzoub, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


Many factors affect the estimation of compressive capacity of a masonry prism. In the study the effects due to grout strength, mortar joints, block geometry and size, moisture content, capping and testing procedures are discussed. the current prism test and all shortcomings in predicting the compressive stress of masonry are addressed.

Subject Headings: Compressive strength | Masonry | Prism | Compression | Grouting | Structural strength | Construction management | Material tests

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