Characterisation of thin layer polymer cement mortared concrete masonry bond

Thamboo, Julian Ajith & Dhanasekar, Manicka (2015) Characterisation of thin layer polymer cement mortared concrete masonry bond. Construction and Building Materials, 82, pp. 71-80.

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Masonry bond is affected by many parameters such as the type of mortar used, the techniques of dispersion of mortar and the surface texture of the concrete blocks. Additionally it is understood from the studies on conventional masonry that the bond characteristics are also influenced by the curing methods as well as the age of the bond at the time of testing. These effects on thin layer mortared masonry employing polymer cement mortars are not well understood. Therefore, the effect of curing methods and age to the bond strength and deformation of masonry containing thin layered polymer cement mortar was investigated as part of an ongoing research program at the Queensland University of Technology. This paper presents an experimental investigation of the flexural and shear bond characteristics of the thin layer mortared concrete masonry. The parameters examined include the effects curing and ageing to the bond development over a period from 14 days to 56 days after fabrication. The results exhibit that dry cured thin layer mortared masonry exhibits higher bond strength and Young’s and shear moduli compared to the wet cured specimens.

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ID Code: 83988
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Concrete masonry, Flexural bond strength, Shear bond strength, Polymer cement mortar, Curing effects, Digital image correlation
DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.12.098
ISSN: 0950-0618
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
Copyright Statement: Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Deposited On: 07 May 2015 23:35
Last Modified: 29 May 2015 05:07

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