Load Tests of Patterned Concrete Masonry Walls


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Title: Load Tests of Patterned Concrete Masonry Walls

Author(s): R. O. Hedstrom

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 57

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 1265-1286

Keywords: none

Date: 4/1/1961

Laboratory tests were performed to determine com- pressive and flexural strengths of concrete block walls laid in nine different patterns. Flexurol tests were mode on wall panels subjected to bending across o vertical and a horizontal span. Two types of mortar were used. Rein- forcing steel was included in some of the walls tested in flexure across o horizontal span. The performance of the walls laid in the various patterns is compared to that of standard running bond.