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- Damage thresholds in unreinforced masonry
- Heath, David J.; Gad, Emad F.; Wilson, John L.
- In various regions of Australia, mines and quarries employ blasting, which some home owners believe causes cracking of non-structural components such as brick veneer. The first part of this paper reports on properties affecting damage thresholds of masonry subjected to shear load at a localised unit/mortar scale using off-axis prism tests and triplet tests. The second part reports on the performance of a full-scale unreinforced masonry wall with a window penetration subjected to an increasing racking displacement. Drift and the associated strains required to initiate cracking are reported, and a correlation between drift and rate of crack propagation is proposed.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
- Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 8, no. 2 (2008), pp. 145-158
- Publication year
- Australia; Blast effects; Buildings; Dwellings; Engineering; Masonry; Testing; Vibration
- Engineers Australia
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © Institution of Engineers Australia 2008. Publisher does not officially support author/institution self-archiving of either the postprint (final, revised accepted draft) or published version of full text.
- Peer reviewed