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Seismic analysis of interlocking mortarless hollow block


Hejazi, Farzad and Noorzaei, Jamaloddin and Abang Ali, Abang Abdullah and Jaafar, Mohd Saleh (2015) Seismic analysis of interlocking mortarless hollow block. Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics, 1 (1). pp. 22-26. ISSN 2149-8024


Various types of interlocking mortarless (dry-stacked) block masonry systems have been developed worldwide. However, the characteristics of dry joints under compressive load, and their effect on the overall behavior of the interlocking mortarless system, are still not well understood. This paper presents an investigation into the dry-joint contact behavior of masonry and the behavior of interlocking mortarless hollow blocks wall construction subjected to seismic excitation. In the system developed, the blocks are stacked on one another and three-dimensional interlocking protrusions are provided in the blocks to integrate the blocks into walls. The response of the mortarless hollow block wall with respect to acceleration displacement and stress have been discussed.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.20528/cjsmec.2015.03.005
Publisher: Challenge Journal of Structural Mechanics
Keywords: Masonry systems; Seismic analysis; Mortarless block; Interlocking block; Finite element method
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2018 08:35
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2018 08:35
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/46246
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