Young modulus variation of a brickwork masonry element submitted to high temperatures


  • M. E. Maciá Universidad San Pablo CEU. Madrid
  • A. Rolando Universidad Politécnica de Madrid



brickwork masonry, high temperatures, Young´s modulus, thermo mechanical behaviour


In order to understand the thermal behavior of the masonry elements submitted to high temperatures we need to know the variation of their thermal properties with regard to the temperature. Submitted to high temperatures clay brick masonry presents thermomechanical effects (as the variation of Young's modulus, the thermal expansion of the unit and the mortar, spalling, losses of resistance …) as well as variation of the properties of the material as result of its degradation. In this article the variation of the module of elasticity of the unit and the mortar is described with regard to high temperatures according to the state of the knowledge. In this article is also exposed the results obtained from the experimental program carried out on elements of clay brick masonry submitted to high temperatures in order to observe the variation of Young's module related to temperature.


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How to Cite

Maciá, M. E., & Rolando, A. (2013). Young modulus variation of a brickwork masonry element submitted to high temperatures. Materiales De Construcción, 63(309), 105–116.



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