U. B. CHOUBEY, and S. N. SINHA, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Previously reported reloading and unloading curves of brick masonry tested under uniaxial cyclic compressive loadings are analysed. The brick masonry specimens were of dimensions 700 mm x 700 mm x 110 mm constructed with clay bricks of size 230 mm x 110 mm x 70 mm and 10 mm thick bed joint mortar in stretcher bond. Equations for reloading and unloading stress strain curves based on the experimental results have been proposed.