Shear Strength Of Masonry Including Damp Proof Course: Experimental Determination At Different ...


Preliminary test results on the shear capacity of masonry containing a damp proof course (dpc) are presented.  Traditionally, design standards determine shear strength of masonry including a dpc on the basis of its friction capacity.  Different strain rates which may occur the lifetime of a building are not taken into account.  Recent results at the University of Newcastle suggest that certain types of dpc may possess some pseudo-viscosity.  This means that shear stress is a function of strain rate.  Experiments  to determine the shear strength of dpc's were carried out.  Tests were performed at different strain rates and at the pre-compression load which occurs at the base level in a two-storey masonry building.  3 refs.

Primary author(s): Trajkovski S; Totoev Y Z

                            Slovenian National Building & Civil Engineering Institute;

Source: Masonry (9). Proc.6th Int.Masonry Conf.

            London,4-6 November 2002,p.487-492

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