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Title: Axial compression behavior of concrete masonry wallettes strengthened with cement mortar overlays
Author(s): F. L. DE OLIVEIRA, J. B. DE HANAI
Appears on pages(s): 158-170
Keywords: masonry wall, concrete block, cement mortar overlay, composite behavior, strengthening
Abstract:This paper presents the results of a series of axial compression tests on concrete block wallettes coated with cement mortar overlays. Different types of mortars and combinations with steel welded meshes and fibers were tested. The experimental results were discussed based on different theoretical approaches: analytical and Finite Element Method models. The main conclusions are: a) the application of mortar overlays increases the wall strength, but not in a uniform manner; b) the strengthening efficiency of wallettes loaded in axial compression is not proportional to the overlay mortar strength because it can be affected by the failure mechanisms of the wall; c) steel mesh reinforced overlays in combination with high strength mortar show better efficiency, because the steel mesh mitigates the damage effects in the block wall and in the overlays themselves; d) simplified theoretical methods of analysis as described in this paper can give satisfactory predictions of masonry wall behavior up to a certain level.
Brazilian Institute of concrete, International Partner Access.
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