Comparative Study on the Strengthening of Cellular Lightweight Concrete Block (CLC) Masonry

Authors

  • Irfanullah M.Sc. Student, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Salman Hamad B.Sc. Student, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Lalzaman B.Sc. Student, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Inayat Ullah Khan M.Sc. Student, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Khalid Khan M.Sc. Student, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan

Keywords:

Strengthening, Cellular lightweight concrete block masonry, Masonry compressive strength

Abstract

Cellular Lightweight Concrete Block Masonry is a new and emerging construction material, spreading at a high rate in developing countries. This material requires proper laboratory testing at a material level before commercialization. This paper elaborates the stress-strain behavior of strengthened and un-strengthened prisms under compressive loading, tested according to requirements of ASTM standard. Six prisms, three of which were strengthened and three un-strengthened, having dimensions of 8ʺ x 24ʺ x 24ʺ were casted. Experimental results show that there is very little improvement happened in the strengthened samples as compared to that of un-strengthened. This is because during the test, due to the low compressive strength, screws were pulled out and hence did not play their role in strengthening.

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Published

04-09-2022

How to Cite

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Irfanullah, S. Hamad, Lalzaman, I. U. Khan, and K. Khan, “Comparative Study on the Strengthening of Cellular Lightweight Concrete Block (CLC) Masonry”, IJRESM, vol. 5, no. 9, pp. 1–3, Sep. 2022.

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