EFFECT OF MORTAR PROPERTIES ON STRENGTH OF MASONRY

The physical properties of mortars, the bond strength of the mortars to masonry units, and the structural strength of concrete masonry and composite masonry walls containing the mortars are discussed and compared. All of the mortars were tempered to as wet a consistency as could be conveniently handled by the mason. The compressive strength of the walls increased, in general, with the compressive strength of the mortar. The racking and flexural strengths of the walls increased with the bond strength of the mortar. The strength of bond test specimens tended to increase with the compressive strength of the wet consistency mortars that were used. However, bond strength appeared to be the dominant factor affecting the racking and flexural strength of the walls. Increase in both bond strength and wall strength with compressive strength of the mortar was not proportional to the relative compressive strengths of the type N and type S mortars.

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  • Authors:
    • Fishburn, C C
  • Publication Date: 1961-11-20

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  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NBS-Mono-36 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM