The effects of unrestrained reinforcement and grout treatments on the compressive strength of a dry stacked masonry system

Marshall, David (2005). The effects of unrestrained reinforcement and grout treatments on the compressive strength of a dry stacked masonry system B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Marshall, David
Thesis Title The effects of unrestrained reinforcement and grout treatments on the compressive strength of a dry stacked masonry system
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2005
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Associate Professor Peter Dux
Peter Mullins
Total pages 14
Language eng
Subjects 0905 Civil Engineering
Formatted abstract

This paper details the planning of the next step of an ongoing project within the University of Queensland’s Civil Engineering Department to demonstrate that the Masonry Code, AS3700, is too conservative when it comes to designing with the Smart Masonry System.

Previous work has been carried out by Paul Stubbs and Daniel England (2001) on the Smart Masonry block, and this project seeks to continue this work.

In particular, the current step in the testing regime will to determine the:

• effects of Grout Strength versus 2 different compaction methods

• effects of various unrestrained vertical reinforcement conditions on the compressive strength of a wall

Overall, 120 tests will be carried out in July of 2005, with the results to be discussed by Matt Murphy and Tom Gehrmann in their papers to be released in October.

This paper outlines the planning and preparation that went into determining the testing regime, and discusses the problems and solutions that were encountered throughout this process. Also presented is the method of analysis to be used according to AS 3700.

Keyword Smart Masonary system
Additional Notes Undergraduate projects for CIVL4560,June 2005, from the Dept. of Civil Engineering.

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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