Experimental Evaluation of Lightweight AAC Masonry Wall Prisms with Ferrocement Layers in Compression and Flexure

Type
Conference Paper

Authors
Abdel Mooty, Mohamed
Hendam, Ahmed
Fahmy, Ezzat
Abou Zeid, Mohamed
Haroun, Medhat

KAUST Grant Number
UK-C0015

Date
2012-05

Abstract
An experimental program is designed to evaluate the performance of lightweight autoclaved aerated concrete masonry wall strengthened using ferrocement layers, in a sandwich structure, under in-plane compression and out-of-plane bending. The 25 mm thick ferrocement mortar is reinforced with steel welded wire mesh of 1 mm diameters at 15 mm spacing. Different types of shear connectors are used to evaluate their effect on failure loads. The effect of different design parameters on the wall strength are considered including wall thickness, mortar strength, and type and distribution of shear connectors. A total of 20 prisms are tested in compression and 5 prisms are tested under bending. The proposed ferrocement strengthening technique is easy to apply on existing wall system and results in significant strength and stiffness enhancement of the tested wall specimens. © (2012) Trans Tech Publications.

Citation
Abdel Mooty M, Hendam A, Fahmy E, Abou Zeid M, Haroun M (2012) Experimental Evaluation of Lightweight AAC Masonry Wall Prisms with Ferrocement Layers in Compression and Flexure. Applied Mechanics and Materials 166-169: 1730–1735. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.166-169.1730.

Acknowledgements
This publication is based on work supported by Award No. UK-C0015, made by King AbdullahUniversity of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Publisher
Trans Tech Publications, Ltd.

Journal
Applied Mechanics and Materials

Conference/Event Name
2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building Materials, CEABM 2012

DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.166-169.1730

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