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Manufacturing, assembly, and testing of scaled, historic masonry for one-gravity, pseudo-static, soil-structure experiments
Laefer, Debra F.; Long, James H.; Cording, Edward J.; Erkal, Aykut; Truong-Hong, Linh
In many model-scale experiments, geometric scaling is upheld but kinematic and/or dynamic similitude is not because of the difficulty in manufacturing and assembling small models. This paper describes scaling, manufacturing, assembly, and testing of 1/10th scaled historic masonry materials for one-gravity, pseudo-static, soil-structure testing. Prototype selection, manufacturing limitations, constructibility constraints, and testing decisions are presented, alongside details related to model construction. Compressive, tensile, and shear capacities of one-tenth scale prototype values, as well as failure mechanisms, were achieved by adopting traditional brick extrusion and firing methods, in conjunction with modifying mortar products developed for historic restoration. When scaled-masonry structures were subjected to adjacent excavation, damage levels and patterns and levels were consistent with full-scale, field observations. Science Foundation Ireland National Science Foundation ke, - kpw17/11/11
Keyword(s): Historic brick masonry; Mortar, manufacturing; Soil-structure; Scaling; Sand; Adjacent excavation; Cracks; Preservation; Conservation; Masonry--Testing; Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration; Mortar--Testing; Soil structure; Soils--Testing
Publication Date:
2011
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): Elsevier
File Format(s): other; application/pdf
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