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Experimental study on Masonry Infill Material Properties
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Author(s)
Palanisamy. M., Premalatha. J
KEYWORDS
— Brick masonry, Brick prism, Cement mortar, Clay bricks, Compressive strength, Fly ash bricks, Modulus of Elasticity
ABSTRACT
Infills walls are constructed using different types of structural blocks such as clay bricks, fly ash bricks, solid concrete blocks, hollow and cellular blocks. Constructions of bricks or blocks with cement mortar are called masonry. Masonry structures are durable in nature and are resistant to severe climatic conditions. They also accommodate minor earthquake disturbances and normally will not lead to failure in differential settlement of foundations. The factors governing the strength of a masonry structure includes brick strength, mortar strength, elasticity, workmanship, brick uniformity and the method used to lay bricks. In this experimental study fly ash brick prism and clay brick prisms of sizes 230 x 230 x 300mm with CM1:4, CM1:5 and CM1:6 mix proportions were used. The compressive strength and modulus of elasticity tests was compared with curing period of 7th and 28th day's specimens of 3 each and of totally I08 prisms. The results of fly ash brick masonry prism proved that it has achieved maximum compressive strength and young's modulus
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