Finite element analyses of continuous filament ties for masonry applications : final report for the Arquin Corporation.

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Finite-element analyses were performed to simulate the response of a hypothetical vertical masonry wall subject to different lateral loads with and without continuous horizontal filament ties laid between rows of concrete blocks. A static loading analysis and cost comparison were also performed to evaluate optimal materials and designs for the spacers affixed to the filaments. Results showed that polypropylene, ABS, and polyethylene (high density) were suitable materials for the spacers based on performance and cost, and the short T-spacer design was optimal based on its performance and functionality. Simulations of vertical walls subject to static loads representing 100 mph winds ... continued below

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Quinones, Armando, Sr. (Arquin Corporation, La Luz, NM); Bibeau, Tiffany A. & Ho, Clifford Kuofei August 1, 2008.

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Finite-element analyses were performed to simulate the response of a hypothetical vertical masonry wall subject to different lateral loads with and without continuous horizontal filament ties laid between rows of concrete blocks. A static loading analysis and cost comparison were also performed to evaluate optimal materials and designs for the spacers affixed to the filaments. Results showed that polypropylene, ABS, and polyethylene (high density) were suitable materials for the spacers based on performance and cost, and the short T-spacer design was optimal based on its performance and functionality. Simulations of vertical walls subject to static loads representing 100 mph winds (0.2 psi) and a seismic event (0.66 psi) showed that the simulated walls performed similarly and adequately when subject to these loads with and without the ties. Additional simulations and tests are required to assess the performance of actual walls with and without the ties under greater loads and more realistic conditions (e.g., cracks, non-linear response).

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  • Report No.: SAND2008-5518
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/945926 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 945926
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc893252

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Quinones, Armando, Sr. (Arquin Corporation, La Luz, NM); Bibeau, Tiffany A. & Ho, Clifford Kuofei. Finite element analyses of continuous filament ties for masonry applications : final report for the Arquin Corporation., report, August 1, 2008; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc893252/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.