Ten papers provide better understanding of the principles and mechanics involved in designing and building masonry structures.
Three main areas of focus are:
Materials -- a review of findings on new additives and materials that are being effectively used to beneficially modify traditional mortars.
Testing -- including unbounded capping systems for concrete masonry units, out-of-plane shear strength valves, ruggedness testing, in-situ evaluation of pre-compressed brick veneer, and more.
Applications -- examines actual projects in renovation of masonry loft buildings and detecting the degree of grout fill in cement masonry units.
New Polymer Additives for Mortar Cement
Chu S., Podlas T., Young T.
Structural Properties of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Masonry
Matthys J., Nelson R.
U.S. Brick Econometrics: 1930–1992
Gabby B., Grimm C.
Unbonded Capping for Concrete Masonry Units
Crouch L., Henderson R., Knight M., Sneed W.
Comparison of Actual and Allowable Stress Values for out-of-Plane Shear on Masonry Walls
Crouch L., Henderson R., Sneed W., Wilson G.
Use of Ruggedness Testing to Develop an Inter-Laboratory Testing Protocol for Mortar-Cement Mortar
Klingner R., Melander J., Ponce L.
Development of an Unbonded Capping System for Clay Masonry Prisms
Crouch L., Henderson R., Sneed W.
The Importance of Testing to Evaluate the Effect Masonry Walls Have on High-Rise Building Stiffness
Hostetler W., Weinstein1 J.
Renovation of Existing Masonry Buildings to Residential Lofts
DeMuth K., Gems E., Kaskel B.
New NDE Technologies for Evaluating Reinforced Concrete Masonry
Alexander A., Haskins R.
Paper ID: STP1356-EB