Strength capacity of prismatic specimens for masonry constructions made of concrete voussoirs

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Title: Strength capacity of prismatic specimens for masonry constructions made of concrete voussoirs
Authors: Pomares Torres, Juan Carlos | González Sánchez, Antonio | Pereiro-Barceló, Javier | Saura Gómez, Pascual | Torres, Benjamín
Research Group/s: Grupo de Ensayo, Simulación y Modelización de Estructuras (GRESMES) | Materiales y Sistemas Constructivos de la Edificación | Grupo de Investigación en Restauración Arquitectónica de la Universidad de Alicante. GIRAUA-CICOP
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Civil | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Construcciones Arquitectónicas
Keywords: Bows | Interaction diagram | Vaults | Voussoirs
Knowledge Area: Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras | Ingeniería de la Construcción
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2022
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Citation: Structural Concrete. 2022.
Abstract: This research shows the results of an experimental campaign of masonry specimens tested until failure. The masonry is made of special voussoirs for the construction of arches and vaults. The voussoirs were made of plain concrete. The experimental campaign focused on obtaining the flexural and the compressive strength of this type of masonry specimens. Specimens were subjected to compressive loads with different eccentricities to obtain the axial load–bending moment interaction diagrams, which indicate the strength of these pieces against eccentric compression. The ultimate purpose of this research is to foresee the behavior of structural elements, such as arches and lowered vaults with a circular directrix, built using this type of voussoirs. These structural elements aim to reintroduce anti-funicular structural elements in bridges, culvert, tunnel, floor, and roof of buildings. Constructions that solve the basic needs of the population in any country. This innovative idea on a new block geometry, designed specifically for construction of arches, allows covering distances up to 6–7 m. The use of steel is not necessary; therefore, the risk of corrosion is eliminated. Finally, a study on the use of this new masonry type on the statics of arches is assessed.
ISSN: 1464-4177 (Print) | 1751-7648 (Online)
DOI: 10.1002/suco.202100573
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2022 The Authors. Structural Concrete published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of International Federation for Structural Concrete. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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