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Effect of Reinforcement Spacing on the Behaviour of Out-Of-Plane Concrete Block Masonry Walls

Van Boxtel, Brodie. University of Windsor (Canada), ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2021. 28543669.

Abstract (summary)

Stack pattern concrete masonry walls are commonly viewed as woefully insufficient load bearing walls compared to those constructed in running bond. For this reason, in Canada stack pattern construction is not permitted for load bearing walls. This research experiment was carried out to directly compare stack pattern construction to running bond and determine the differences in effective compression zone width. The experiments consisted of six partially grouted wall specimens, three of which were constructed in running bond and the other three in stack pattern. Three different rebar sizes and spacings were used to create equal effective reinforcement area with variable spacing. The walls were loaded axially and out-of-plane via four-point bending. There were 24 prisms tested along with these walls to determine the compressive resistance of the partially grouted walls. The test results found the stack pattern walls to be much more effective than they are commonly believed to be.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Civil engineering
Classification
0543: Civil engineering
Identifier / keyword
Concrete masonry; Stack pattern
Title
Effect of Reinforcement Spacing on the Behaviour of Out-Of-Plane Concrete Block Masonry Walls
Author
Van Boxtel, Brodie
Number of pages
79
Publication year
2021
Degree date
2021
School code
0115
Source
MAI 82/12(E), Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9798516914263
Advisor
Das, Sreekanta
Committee member
Van Engelen, Niel; Seth, Rajesh
University/institution
University of Windsor (Canada)
Department
CIVIL ENGINEERING
University location
Canada
Degree
M.A.Sc.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
28543669
ProQuest document ID
2554998084
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/pqdtglobal/docview/2554998084