Print Email Facebook Twitter Measuring of bond: A comparative experimental research Title Measuring of bond: A comparative experimental research Author van der Pluijm, R. TNO Bouw Contributor Baily, M.E. (editor) Sporleder, D.E. (editor) Publication year 1996 Abstract In the framework of European test methods for masonry a simple test method for bond has to be established. The described research, carried out at Eindhoven University of Technology, tried to contribute to the development of such a test method. In this perspective, the research was focused on bond wrench testing. To investigate the outcome of the bond wrench test a comparative research was carried out using five different test methods in combination with two types of masonry. In total 407 bond tests were performed, using the five different test methods. It was concluded that the bond wrench can be used as a means to predict bond. Under labo-ratory conditions it gave the same or a lower CV as with wallette testing. Taking into account statistical considerations concerning the number of joints tested in flexure, the bond wrench is able to predict the flexural strength parallel to the bed joint as reliable as the flexural test on wallettes. Subject Test methodsBond wrench test4-point bending testTensile testDay brick masonryCalcium silicate masonry To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:50cd276a-037e-4eaf-a578-a2daf496ef38 TNO identifier 329203 Source 7th North American Masonry Conference, South Bend, IN, USA, 2-5 June 1996, 267-281 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.