GLASS UNIT MASONRY


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GLASS UNIT MASONRY
GLASS UNIT MASONRYGlass block is considered masonry because it is laid up in cement mortar and uses the same type of joint reinforcement as other units. Glass unit masonry consists of glass units bonded together with mortar. They are manufactured by fusing two molded glass halves together to produce a partial vacuum in the center. Edges that will receive mortar are then treated with a polyvinyl butyral coating or latex-based paint to increase mortar bond and to provide an expansion and contraction to minimize cracking [2.50].Glass units may be either solid or hollow. Typical minimum face thickness is
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Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. GLASS UNIT MASONRY, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export