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Title: Masonry Materials
Author(s): L. E. Yamin and L. E. Garcia
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 1-20
Keywords: adobe; bricks; clays; concrete blocks; concrete bricks; construction practice; grout; masonry; materials; mechanical properties; mortars (material); prisms; reinforced masonry; sand-lime brick; tiles; Materials Research
Abstract:Chapter presents a summary of the materials more widely used for masonry construction in different countries in the Americas. An attempt has been made to establish groups of similar masonry units, including typical values for some of the more important mechanical properties. Typical particularities for some countries are mentioned. However, only masonry units for structural purposes are discussed. Mechanical properties, mix characteristics, and particular details related to mortar and grout used in different countries are summarized. Grades and characteristics of reinforcement steel for masonry construction are presented. A brief summary of mechanical properties of masonry assemblages for different countries is included, together with a review of the appropriate local standards. Finally, some of the accessory materials for masonry construction are presented.
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