Flexural and Shear Bond Strength of Sediment Brick Masonry
L W Ean1, M A Malek2, B S Mohammed3, Chao-Wei Tang4, M T Tamunif5
1L W Ean, Institute of Sustainable Energy, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
2M A Malek, Institute of Sustainable Energy, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
3B S Mohammed, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia.
4Chao-Wei Tang, Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Cheng Shiu University, Chengching Road, Niaosong District, Kaohsiung Country, Taiwan.
5M T Tamunif, Institute of Sustainable Energy, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia
Manuscript received on November 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 25, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 6288-6294 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D5109118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D5109.118419
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Abstract: This paper presents an experimental investigation of shear and flexural bond strength of masonry prisms for newly developed sediment masonry bricks. The masonry prisms were constructed in three levels stack-bonded prisms for shear bond strength test and five levels stack-bonded prisms for flexural bond strength test using cement mortar and cement-lime mortar with pre-wetted and dry masonry units. The bond strengths of sediment brick masonry were tested accordance with RILEM TC 127-MS and ASTM E518 for shear and flexural bond strengths respectively. The results were compared to clay brick and cement-sand brick masonry. The results show that pre-wetted sediment brick masonry exhibits higher flexural and shear bond strengths of about 1.5 times and 5 times respectively compared to dry (non-wetted) sediment brick masonry. Using cement-lime mortar in pre-wetted sediment brick masonry leads to increment of the bond strengths and pre-wetting action is essential for sediment brick masonry to prevent failure of shear bond strength.
Keywords: Bonding Strength, Experimental and Sedimentation.
Scope of the Article: Structural Evaluation of Panelized and Masonry Wall Systems.