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Title: Assessment of masonary flexural bond strength
Author: Reutter, Oliver
ISNI:       0000 0004 2685 6886
Awarding Body: Kingston University
Current Institution: Kingston University
Date of Award: 2007
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This thesis presents the results of an experimental assessment of masonry flexural bond strength. Since there is insufficient experimental data on key performance requirements for bond between units and mortar, investigations into the development of bond and flexural strength across a range of masonry units for both traditional and new mortar types, reflecting the recent changes in European standards, were conducted. In order to demonstrate the performance of bond between unit and mortar, the latter ranging from weak to strong, a practical bond wrench testing rig was developed for use with couplets and stack bonded prisms. This involved carrying out investigations into existing designs and revaluations using up to date modelling techniques. The result is a new bond wrench applicable for use in laboratories and on site.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ; Brick Development Association ; Mortar Industry Association ; Aircrete Products Association
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Civil engineering