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Discrete Element Analysis of the Shear Resistance of Planar Walls with Different Bond Patterns


Medium: journal article
Language(s): English
Published in: The Open Construction and Building Technology Journal, , n. 1, v. 10
Page(s): 220-232
DOI: 10.2174/1874836801610010220

The paper presents discrete element simulations of the in-plane horizontal shear of planar walls having different bond patterns. The aim of the analysis was to decide whether the shear resistance could be improved by applying patterns containing vertical bricks. The results show that the presence of vertical bricks increases the shear resistance in case of low vertical confining load only, and the length-to-height ratio of the wall also significantly affects the shear resistance.

Copyright: © 2016 Ferenc Szakály, Zsolt Hortobágyi, Katalin Bagi

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