Mechanical Properties of Fired-Clay Brick Masonry Models in Moist and Dry Conditions
Rising damp is one of the main issues affecting masonry buildings. However, its consequences on the mechanical performance of masonry structures are not so largely explored. In this paper, the compressive and shear behaviour of masonry triplets, manufactured with solid fired-clay bricks and cement-based mortar, is investigated in dry and moist conditions. The results are interpreted on the basis of the features of the single materials, from both a mechanical and microstructural point of view.
Angelo Di Tommaso, Cristina Gentilini and Giovanni Castellazzi
C. Gentilini et al., "Mechanical Properties of Fired-Clay Brick Masonry Models in Moist and Dry Conditions", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 624, pp. 307-312, 2015