Combined load-bearing behaviour of non-reinforced and reinforced masonry elements constructed with clay masonry blocks filled with standard concrete

 
Research project conducted by the Research Alliance of the Clay Brick and Tile Industry Regd. (FGZ)
Project number
AiF 14623 N
Project funded by
BMWi through the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations “Otto von Guericke” Regd. (AiF)
Implemented by
Brick Research Institute Essen Regd. (IZF)
RWTH Aachen (ibac)
Project manager
Dr.-Ing. Michael Rossbach

 

1 Background

Currently, the primary application of filled clay block masonry is the construction of walls with high apparent density and commensurably good sound insulation. As here neither the compressive nor the shear load bearing capacity play a significant part, this method of construction has so far been simplified and approved by German building authorities either as filled block masonry or formwork block construction.

 

2 Explanation of the problem

It has not yet been possible to utilize the considerable advantages derived from a composite system consisting of concrete and clay blocks...

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