MORTAR


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MORTAR
MORTAR
Functions of Mortar Masonry mortar is a versatile material capable of satisfying a variety of diverse requirements. It is one of the main constituents of a constructed masonry structure. Mortar is required to lay masonry units. As such, it must facilitate the placement of units, contribute to the serviceability of masonry structure, provide structural performance, and exhibit the desired appearance. In masonry construction, mortar constitutes only a small proportion (approximately 7 percent) of the total wall area, but its influence on the performance of the wall is significant. At a first glance, mortar gives the appearance of simply being a jointing material for masonry units. Although the primary…
Citation
Narendra Taly, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE: Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures, Second Edition. MORTAR, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2010), AccessEngineering Export