Manufacturing, assembly, and testing of scaled, historic masonry for one-gravity, pseudo-static, soil-structure experiments

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Title: Manufacturing, assembly, and testing of scaled, historic masonry for one-gravity, pseudo-static, soil-structure experiments
Authors: Laefer, Debra F.
Long, James H.
Cording, Edward J.
Erkal, Aykut
Truong-Hong, Linh
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3397
Date: Dec-2011
Abstract: In many model-scale experiments, geometric scaling is upheld but kinematic and/or dynamic similitude is not because of the difficulty in manufacturing and assembling small models. This paper describes scaling, manufacturing, assembly, and testing of 1/10th scaled historic masonry materials for one-gravity, pseudo-static, soil-structure testing. Prototype selection, manufacturing limitations, constructibility constraints, and testing decisions are presented, alongside details related to model construction. Compressive, tensile, and shear capacities of one-tenth scale prototype values, as well as failure mechanisms, were achieved by adopting traditional brick extrusion and firing methods, in conjunction with modifying mortar products developed for historic restoration. When scaled-masonry structures were subjected to adjacent excavation, damage levels and patterns and levels were consistent with full-scale, field observations.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright (published version): 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords: Historic brick masonry;Mortar, manufacturing;Soil-structure;Scaling;Sand;Adjacent excavation;Cracks;Preservation;Conservation
Subject LCSH: Masonry--Testing
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration
Mortar--Testing
Soil structure
Soils--Testing
DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.03.066
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection

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