Strength and Eleastic Property Characterisation of Concrete Block Masonry
Strength And Eleastic Property Characterisation Of Concrete Block Masonry Construction industry is booming and resource generating field. Masonry is a layered composite consisting of masonry unit and mortar. Availability of experimental results regarding masonry is several but theoretical research to understand the behavior of masonry is minimal.
Conventional materials in load bearing structural masonry such as bricks have become costly, delinquent to depletion in resources and escalating energy cost for burning. Concrete blocks are substituting bricks for masonry units. Concrete block accelerates the building construction rate. With low cost, durable and energy efficient structures are obtained.
- The soil suitable for concrete block masonry is selected based on compressive strength test of soil-mortar of 1:3 mix proportion which can replace sand. It is classified as inorganic clayey sand of medium plasticity (MI). Kaolinite type of soil has 12% silt, 33% clay and 48% sand.
- Two types of concrete blocks were selected for the study, namely type I and type II have an average compressive strength of 48.2 MPa and 44 MPa and have a modulus of elasticity of 31600 MPa and 31500 MPa respectively.