WIT Press


Triaxial Testing Of Historic Masonry, Test Set-up And First Results

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010151

Volume

55

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

886 kb

Author(s)

R. Hayen, L. Schueremans, K. Van Balen & D. Van Gemert

Abstract

In 1998 the Reyntjens Laboratory acquired a big size triaxial cell testing device for the testing of heterogeneous materials. The goal of the triaxial test set-up is to gather information about the material behaviour under a multi-axial stress state. In that it simulates the confining pressure of the surrounding material. In 1998 and 1999 the test set-up was developed. Meanwhile the first test results on the triaxial behaviour of lime mortar and masonry have been acquired. In the case of masonry cores, special attention is paid to the resulting biaxial yield-criterion, as this is of major importance for an assessment of the structural safety of the masonry. The study on lime mortar aims at determining its deformability in the case of a triaxial compression state. Especially the influence of the

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