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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 436946, 9 pages
Research Article

The Behavior of Masonry Walls with Reinforced Plaster Mortar

1MOSB Vocational School, Celal Bayar University, Manisa 45020, Turkey
2Department of Civil Engineering, Celal Bayar University, Muradiye, Manisa 45140, Turkey

Received 7 March 2013; Revised 27 April 2013; Accepted 29 April 2013

Academic Editor: Pavel Lejcek

Copyright © 2013 Hakan Basaran et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The purpose of this study is the improvement of the behaviors of walls constructed with masonry bricks using reinforced plaster mortars. In this study,  mm sized walls were constructed using 1 : 2 scaled  mm sized masonry bricks. The walls were plastered using normal and various proportions of polypropylene and steel fiber reinforced plaster mortars and were subjected to vertical loads at 30°, 45°, 60°, and 90° angles. As a result of the experiments, attempts were made to present the strength, stiffness, and ductility of all of the walls. At the end of the study, an evaluation concerning failure envelope curve ( - ) obtained from test results according to plastered masonry walls types was performed.