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Masonry Units

  • Fernando Pacheco Torgal
  • Said Jalali
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter covers the latest findings about masonry units. The environmental impacts of the fired-clay brick industry are reviewed. This chapter addresses the case of fired clay bricks and of concrete blocks containing industrial wastes. The advantages of unfired-clay bricks are discussed. Masonry units with optimized shape for enhanced thermal and acoustical performance are also analyzed.

Keywords

Compressive Strength Rice Husk Masonry Wall Concrete Block High Compressive Strength 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.C-TAC Research UnitUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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