Test Study of Shear Strength of High Strength Stone Masonry
In China many long span stone arch bridges were built in the last 5 decades, most of these bridges were built with micro-aggregate concrete joint masonry. However, the mechanical properties of this kind masonry have been seldom studied. Based on 5 groups of specimens with C30 or C40 micro-aggregate concrete joints and dressed blocks, shear strength of the masonry is tested and analyzed, friction coefficients and empiric formulas of shear strength of the masonry are presented in this paper, design value of shear strength of the masonry is assessed and discussed.
A. Saimoto and M.H. Aliabadi
D. L. Hu et al., "Test Study of Shear Strength of High Strength Stone Masonry", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 452-453, pp. 365-368, 2011