Destructive Tests for the Determination of Masonry Performance
Several masonry panels are studied by means of destructive tests such as compressive, diagonal compression and shear-compression tests. The experimental research allows to characterize the mechanical properties of masonry walls in order to assess the masonry performance. Moreover, a brief recall of the most important experimental progress is presented in order to understand the state of the art of the research in the field of destructive tests.
M.H Aliabadi, S. Abela, S. Baragetti, M. Guagliano and Han-Seung Lee
L. Nobile et al., "Destructive Tests for the Determination of Masonry Performance", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 417-418, pp. 753-756, 2010