Practical guide to expansion joint locations

Summary

A common cause of cracking in brick masonry is stress caused by the absence or improper spacing of movement joints.  This Engineering and Research Digest is intended to  help the designer identify locations where stresses typically develop and properly place expansion joints to relieve them.  Both horizontal and vertical expansion joints  are considered with a focus on openings, wall intersections/corners/offsets, arches, parapets, and paving.

Primary author(s): Tsuyumoto I; Uchikawa H

                           

Source: Brick News

            15,No.12,2002,p.18-19

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