STP871

    Durability of Brick Masonry: A Review of the Literature

    Published: Jan 1985


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    Abstract

    The paper summarizes the engineering literature published in English since 1900 on the durability of brick masonry. Destructive agents, mechanics of destruction, porosity, freeze-thaw resistance, mortar properties, florescence, environment, architectural engineering, brick specifications, construction, and maintenance are discussed. Bibliographies with a total of 228 entries are provided on the durability of brick, masonry, brick masonry, mortar, and florescence. Manufacturing quality control is not considered.

    Keywords:

    brick, construction, corrosion, durability, efflorescence, failure, freezethaw, masonry, maintenance, mortar, porosity, specifications, walls


    Author Information:

    Grimm, CT
    Consulting architectural engineer and senior lecturer in architectural engineering, University of Texas at Austin, AustinTX,


    Paper ID: STP34557S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C12.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34557S


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