Compressive Strength Of Natural Stone Masonry


Compression tests were carried out on two types of natural stone masonry.  The stones used were tuff, a soft volcanic rock, and fine-grained limestone, a harder rock.  Stone units were tested under compression in both dry and wet conditions and masonry was tested in the form of wallettes of single and double-leaf construction. Compressive strengths and stress-strain properties of the masonry were determined and modes of failure were identified.  Comparisons are made between the experimental results and the provisions of ENV 1996-1-1 (Eurocode 6).  13 refs.

Primary author(s): Bell A J; Al-Jolahy A M; Kulaib M

                            UMIST; Sana’a,University

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

            London,4-6 November 2002,p.23-27

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