Masonry Strength and Behaviour
Learn about the behaviour and mechanisms of masonry in this free online course on masonry strength and behaviour.
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This course introduces you to the mechanics of masonry in compression and the theoretical framework for failure stress under compression. You will also learn about the Haller-Francis theory and some of its limitations. This outlines the theoretical framework for failure stress under compression and Hilsdorf's approach of 1969. This course explains the deformation properties of brickwork in compression.
This course discusses in detail the brick and bed material interaction, the effect of bed material on brick prism strength, Poisson's ratio, the standard prism test and the correction factors for prism compressive strength. You will also learn about the variability in masonry, unit-mortar bond, the flexural strength and flexural tensile strength of masonry and the different types of shear test specimens.
This course also explains the differences between the shear strength of masonry and joint shear strength. You will also learn about the importance of the diagonal tensile test and the shear strength of bed joints. You will be introduced to the derivation that accounts for the estimate of the vertical load-bearing capacity of a masonry wall, the effect of eccentricity and slenderness ratio as well as non-linear stress-strain relationship.Start Course Now
Strength and Behaviour I
Strength and Behaviour I - Learning Outcomes
Mechanics of Masonry in Compression
Strength and Behaviour of Masonry
Load Bearing Capacity of a Masonry Wall
Strength and Behaviour I - Lesson Summary
Strength and Behaviour II
Strength and Behaviour II - Learning Outcomes
Brick and Bed Material Interaction
Compression and Variability in Masonry
Shear Strength and Joint Shear Strength
Strength and Behaviour II - Lesson Summary
Behaviour and Flexural Mechanisms
Behaviour and Flexural Mechanisms - Learning Outcomes
Concept of One-Way Horizontal Flexure
Components of Material Strength in Masonry
Levels of Axial Compression
Behaviour and Flexural Mechanisms - Lesson Summary
Masonry Strength and Mechanisms
Masonry Strength and Mechanisms - Learning Outcomes
Mechanical Behaviour of Masonry
Masonry Strength and Mechanisms- Lesson Summary
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Discuss the mechanical behaviour of masonry as a material under compression
- Analyze the theoretical framework for failure stress under compression
- Discuss the purpose, procedure and importance of the standard prism test
- Analyze the elastic modulus of masonry in compression
- Explain biaxial state of stress
- Identify the limitations of the Mann-Muller theory
- Analyze the shear-compression interaction
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