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Title: Transverse Strength of Concrete Block Walls
Author(s): F. W. Cox and J. L. Ennenga
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 951-960
Keywords: no keywords
Abstract:Twelve concrete block wall panels were tested in pure horizontal flexure. The panels represented both 8-in. hollow load-bearing block and cavity construction with 4 in. thick wythes and 2-in. cavity. Joint reinforcement was used in half the panels. All results are expressed in terms of the maximum bending moment per foot of height which the wall withstood before breaking. The strength in horizontal span was found to be several times greater than the strength reported by other experimenters for vertical spans.
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