J.M. ADELL Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
T.GONZALEZ, L- B.MARTINEZ, R- R.ASTUDILLO, P.- A.DE LAS CASAS. G.- J.GARCIA
Masonry using perforated clay bricks and lightweight clay blocks with truss type prefabricated bed joint reinforcement, has been tested as 0.6m shallow lintels and 1.4m deep lintels, both 2.7m span. This investigation differs in that, in Spain, various bed joint reinforcements are placed side by side in the same mortar layer, which increases the strength possibilities of the masonry. The investigation also considers blockwork with no mortar in the vertical joints.