In this thesis results from experiments on mortar joints and masonry as well as methods of calculation of strength and deformation of laterally loaded masonry are presented. The strength and deformation capacity of mortar joints have been determined from experiments involving a constant compressive stress and increasing shear. The results show a transition to pure friction as the cohesion is gradually destroyed. An interface model of a mortar joint that can take into account this aspect has been developed. Laterally loaded masonry panels have also been tested and it is found to be characteristic that laterally loaded masonry exhibits a non-linear load-displacement behaviour with some ductility.
|Place of Publication||Hørsholm|
|Number of pages||188|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|