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Behaviour of interlocking mortarless hollow block walls under in-plane loading


Safiee, Nor Azizi and Abu Bakar, Nabilah and Mohd Nasir, Noor Azline and Ashour, Ashraf Fawzy (2018) Behaviour of interlocking mortarless hollow block walls under in-plane loading. Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, 19 (2). 87 - 95. ISSN 1328-7982


Experimental study of five full scale masonry wall panels subjected to prescibed pre-compressive vertical loading and increasing in-plane lateral loading is discussed. All five walls were constructed using interlocking mortarless load bearing hollow concrete blocks. The behaviour of wall in term of deflections along the wall height, shear strength, mortarless joint behaviour and local and overall failures under increasing in-plane lateral loading and pre-compressive vertical loading are reported and analysed. Simple strut-and-tie models are also developed to estimate the ultimate in-plane lateral capacity of the panel walls tested. The results indicate that, as the pre-compressive load increases, the in-plane lateral load capacity of walls increases. All walls tested failed due to diagonal shear and/or moderate toe crushing depending on the level of the pre-compressive load. The proposed strut-and-tie models were able to give reasonable predictions of the walls tested.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/13287982.2018.1433489
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Keywords: In-plane loading; Shear strength; Mortarless masonry; Dry joint; Putra block; Hollow block; Strut-and-tie model
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 06:50
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2020 06:50
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/73261
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