Load transfer in horizontally prestressed masonry wall

Robin Peknik, Ladislav Klusacek, Zdenek P Bazant, Michal Pozar, Petr Duchac

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Abstract

Brick structures that are predominantly distorted by horizontal displacements (i.e. by changing the soil moisture) are often rehabilitated and stabilised by a horizontally arranged system of tension cables and strands. Cables and strands (i.e. levels) are usually designed at several levels of height, creating horizontally prestressed strips of masonry. The height of the prestressed masonry belt is based primarily on the load-bearing angle. At present, the design of a horizontally structured system of tension strands is intuitive, based on previous experience of similar constructions. Validation of force and load distribution is complicated and, in many cases, impossible even when relevant computer technology is used. This step-by-step report describes the preparatory work involved prior to the measurement of the load angle in real tests of the brick wall, including the pre-evaluated results of the first measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th fib International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering
EditorsPetr Bily, Alena Kohoutkova, Jan L. Vitek, Michaela Frantova
PublisherCzech Technical University
Pages901-906
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9788001064016
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event12th fib International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Aug 29 2018Aug 31 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 12th fib International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering

Conference

Conference12th fib International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period8/29/188/31/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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