CLAY BUILDING BRICK


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CLAY BUILDING BRICK
CLAY BUILDING BRICK
General Description Second only to stone, bricks and tiles are the oldest masonry units used in construction. Clay masonry units (bricks) are formed from clay through molding, pressing, or extrusion process. Their physical properties depend on raw materials, method of forming, and firing temperature. The latter is important because it must cause incipient fusion, a melting and joining of clay particles that is necessary for developing strength and durability of clay masonry units. They are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and strengths. Bricks may be solid or hollow. Solid bricks may be 100 percent solid or cored as previously defined. A wide variety …
Citation
Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. CLAY BUILDING BRICK, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export