Brick and Reinforced Brick Structures


Dr. Pasala Dayaratnam


Dr. Pasala Sarah


Medtech Publishers

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Medtech Publishers

Publication Year 2018


ISBN-10 9386479796

Paper Back

Edition Second
Number of Pages 187 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 21.5x14x1
Weight (grms) 260

Brick and brick masonry is one of the most durable and widely used building and structural materials. This book has been developed not merely as a textbook for students but also as a guide to designers and builders. The book incorporates feedback from students while a course on structural design was taught, experience in testing of materials at the IIT Kanpur, and author’s design expertise as a consultant. Many brick buildings have been analysed and their statistics have been presented. A certain amount of research component based on a sponsored project from the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi has been added to enable engineers to get more depth in the subject.

The first two chapters are an introduction to the properties of bricks, mortar and masonry. The histograms and statistical analyses give an insight of the chapter of brick and brick masonry in some parts of India. The third chapter presents the design of load-bearing brick walls and columns, and design of retaining walls. Design of reinforced brick slabs and beams is presented in chapter four. Some problems associated with reinforced brick construction have also been highlighted.

Dr. Pasala Dayaratnam

P. Dayaratnam obtained Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Madras University in 1956 aild Masters and Doctorate degree from University of Colorado, Boulder, USA in 1959 and 1962 respectively. He has been a member of Academic Councils of number of Universities. He authored 10 books, and published 126 Research Papers. He was awarded Sir Arthur Cotton Gold Medal, Nickolaidas Gold Medal from Institution of Engineers (India), Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award from University of Colorado, Outstanding Concrete Technology Award 1997 from Indian Concrete Institute. Outstanding Academician award 2000 from Arunai Engineering College, Tiruavnnamalai, Prestressed Concrete Design National Award from Institution of Engineers 1999. Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Dean of Research and Development, incharge of Planning of physical facilit;as at the early stages of development of IIT Kanpur. He worked as Vice-Chancellor of J.N.T. University for one term.

Dr. Pasala Sarah

Dr. Pasala Sarah, Professor and Dean R&D, Vardhaman College of Engineering, is an accomplished academician with over 20 years of teaching experience blended with additional experience in Research & Administration. The Research experience includes execution of projects from DRDO, BARC in identifying materials for different needs of the Industry. The administrative experience includes Vice Principal, Dean and Head Portfolios in large Engineering College of over 2500 students. Dr. Sarah has published over 50 Papers in International and National Journals and Conferences and has organized International and National Conferences on Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology and Composite Materials. Dr. Sarah has written 4 Text books. Dr. Sarah has unique experience of blending her core competency of Materials with modern technological practices which will enable the students to Innovate, Adapt to change and Adopt to the new technologies.
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