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Title: Failure Modes for Eccentrically Loaded Concrete Block
Author(s): M. Hatzinikolas, J. Longworth, and J. Warwaruk
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 258-263
Keywords: concrete blocks; eccentric loads; failure mechanisms;joints (junctions); loads (forces); masonry walls; prisms; tests;walls.
Abstract:The effect of eccentric loading on plain concrete block masonry walls was studied in a program of tests on prisms and short walls. Some walls contained joint reinforcement; others contained none. The failure mode for the walls changed from vertical splitting to crushing at an eccentricity of loading in the order of l/20 times the wall thickness. Failure loads for walls containing joint reinforcement were lower than for walls without joint reinforcement.
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