Axially Loaded Solid Concrete Masonry Prisms Built by Different Methods of Construction

Nart M. Naghoj


In this experimental investigation, the compressive strength results of a large number of masonry prisms built of solid concrete block units with different mortar mixes of 1:1 and 1:3 (cement : sand) proportions were tested under axial loads and reported.Different methods were adopted in the construction of the prisms. The block’s length, width and height were documented as variables.Test results show that the change in mortar compressive strength has high effect on the prisms compressive strength for some methods of construction, and slightly low on other methods.

Keywords: Compressive strength, Mortar mixes, Solid blocks, Mortar joints. Method of construction


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