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TitleAssessment of the flexural behavior of concrete block masonry beams
Author(s)Haach, V. G.
Vasconcelos, Graça
Lourenço, Paulo B.
KeywordsConcrete block reinforced masonry
Masonry beams
Construction technology
Bed joint reinforcement
Flexural testing
Issue date2010
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Abstract(s)This paper focus on the experimental flexural behavior of masonry beams. In the sequence of the development of a novel structural solution for reinforced masonry walls at University of Minho, different possibilities for the construction of lintels with concrete block masonry have been tested. Reinforced concrete beams with three and two hollow cell concrete blocks and with different reinforcement ratios have been built and tested in a four point loading test configuration. It was clear that horizontal bed joint reinforcement increased the ultimate flexure capacity as well as the ultimate deflection, leading to much more ductile responses. Moreover, it was also clear that a more deep analysis should be made regarding the role of the compressive strength of masonry in the parallel direction to the bed joints on the global behavior of the masonry beams.
TypeConference paper
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/67696
DOI10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.636-637.1313
ISSN0255-5476
Publisher versionhttps://www.scientific.net/MSF.636-637.1313
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:ISISE - Comunicações a Conferências Internacionais

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