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The use of the flat-jack testing on hollow concrete block walls"

Grant number: 13/23744-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
Principal Investigator:Guilherme Aris Parsekian
Grantee:Mateus de Oliveira Soriani
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/25110-6 - Nondestructive evaluation of hollow concrete block masonry with the use of the flat jack technique, BE.EP.MS


This paper discusses non-destructive analysis of structural masonry, based on the method of flat-jack.The method of flat-jack is used for analysis of brick masonry structures in getting actual data. This method is already part of standard recommendations such as ASTM. However, the part covered in standards and most studies and applications already made on the subject deal with massive masonry with elements such as brick or stone .Thus, this study aims to verify the applicability of the method of flat-jack for nondestructive analysis of masonry composed of hollow concrete blocks. It is intended to verify the accuracy of the method for obtaining properties such as compressive strength and strain in masonry samples whose values are known. The verification will be done by comparing the known values with the values obtained by analysis.After the checks , we intend to apply the method in a real building , which is running , getting information on site structure , so as not to cause permanent damage to this .If the method is verified flat-jack to obtain actual data within the concrete block structure, may in the future be possible to assess cases of non-compliance of buildings already occupied and run by using this method .

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MEDEIROS, WALLISON ANGELIM; SORIANI, MATEUS DE OLIVEIRA; PARSEKIAN, GUILHERME ARIS. Innovation in flat-jack application to evaluate modern high-strength hollow concrete block masonry. CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, v. 255, . (13/23744-5)
SORIANI, M. O.; SANCHES, E. R.; PARSEKIAN, G. A.; SCHULLER, M. P.; MODENA, C; DAPORTO, F; VALLUZZI, MR. Development of a new flatjack for hollow block masonry. BRICK AND BLOCK MASONRY: TRENDS, INNOVATIONS AND CHALLENGES, v. N/A, p. 7-pg., . (14/20467-3, 13/23744-5)

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Filed patent(s) as a result of this research project

MACACO PLANO UTILIZADO EM BLOCOS VAZADOS DE CONCRETO BR2020160263765 - Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR) . Guilherme Aris Parsekian ; Mateus De Oliveira Soriani ; Eduardo Ramos Sanches - November 2016, 10