Autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) masonry : lap-splice provisions and nominal capacity for interface shear transfer between grout and AAC

dc.contributor.advisorKlingner, R. E.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGhannoum, Wassim M.en
dc.creatorForero Henao, Miguelen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-14T18:56:50Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-14T18:56:50Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-14T18:56:59Zen
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010en
dc.date.updated2011-02-14T18:56:59Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractDesign of autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) masonry in the United States is currently based on Appendix A of the 2008 Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) Code. Those provisions include the design of lap splices, and equations for the nominal capacity in interface shear transfer between grout and AAC. The provisions for lap splices are an extension of the provisions for concrete or clay masonry, modified to neglect the contribution of AAC to splice capacity. This thesis describes a testing program aimed at verifying the current provisions using tests of lap splices in grouted AAC masonry. Based on the results of those tests, the provisions are shown to be appropriate. The provisions on interface shear transfer between grout and AAC require that the transferred shear be checked against a nominal capacity based on limited test results. This thesis describes a testing program aimed at verifying and refining this nominal capacity using pullout tests of grout cores in AAC masonry units. Based on the results of those tests, the currently used nominal capacity is shown to be conservative, and a recommendation is made to increase it.en
dc.description.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2063en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectAACen
dc.subjectAutoclaved aerated concreteen
dc.subjectGrouten
dc.subjectInterface shear transferen
dc.subjectLap splicesen
dc.subjectAAC masonryen
dc.titleAutoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) masonry : lap-splice provisions and nominal capacity for interface shear transfer between grout and AACen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen

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