Engineering Mechanics

International Conference

Proceedings Vol. 9 (2003)


May 11 – 15, 2003, Svratka, Czech Republic
Editors: Jiří Náprstek and Cyril Fischer

Copyright © 2003 Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague

ISBN 80-86246-18-3 (printed, Extended Abstracts)
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)

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Experimental investigation of floor structures made from clay units
Bouška P., Vokáč M.
pages 32 - +4p., full text

Recently, several collapses of assembled floors with large clay units took place in the Czech Republic. The failures are occurring in certain period after finishing of construction. Analysis of experimentally derived parameters shows that the principal reasons of failures consist in restrained volume changes of clay material. In laboratory conditions several experiments simulating real floor structure were realized. The reliability of floor structure was proved by ten different non-destructive methods.

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