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Title: Compressive Strength of Concrete Masonry Prisms
Author(s): Tariq S. Cheema and Richard E. Klinger
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 88-97
Keywords: compressive strength; concrete blocks; failure mechanisms; finite element method; masonry; prisms.
Abstract:Experimental tests on prisms and constituent materials (mortar, grout, and hollow-core concrete blocks) are used to calibrate linearly elastic finite element models for hollow and grouted concrete masonry prisms. These finite element models are then used to develop simplified relationships which closely predict the compressive strengths and failure modes of prisms.
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