• Hicran AÇIKEL Necmettin Erbakan University, Civil Engineering Department, Konya
  • Durmuş Ali AÇIKEL
Keywords: Clay, Clay Masonry Unit, Brick, Brick Wall, Masonry, Brick Frame, Mechanical and Physical Experiments


The demand of becoming powerful against environmental conditions caused people to perform many various researches on this subject. Thereby, the combination of clay with water and reacting with fire constituted the formation of fired brick. At first, the human beings have used fired clay to produce pot, bowl, etc. and presented serious advances in such productions. As a result of observations and experiences on fired brick, today's brick production was formed.

Besides dividing the spaces in the buildings, the brick walls have some other functions for reinforced concrete and masonry structures. For reinforced concrete buildings, the brick walls have functionality in terms of decreasing the oscillation period of the building during an earthquake, reducing the goods and life losses during a possible earthquake and protecting the building from atmospheric and external harmful effects. For masonry buildings, the brick walls form the load bearing system of the buildings besides the aforementioned functions. In order to fulfill these functions properly, the appropriateness of the physical and mechanical properties of the clay units forming the brick walls to the related standards' criteria has great importance.

In this study, were used  the bricks produced in Konya    belonging to four different companies . The nominal size of the bricks 8,5x19x19, 13,5x19x19, 13,5x19x29 cm. For each brick type by applying physical tests on the specimens,  the obtained results were compared with the criteria prescribed in the related standards.


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11 TS EN 772-20 Kâgir birimler - Deney metotları- Bölüm 20: Kâgir birimlerde yüzey düzlüğünün tayini/ Methods of test for masonry units – Part 20: Determination of flatness of faces of masonry units

How to Cite
AÇIKEL, H., & Ali AÇIKEL, D. (2018). EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE BRICKS PRODUCED IN KONYA. International Journal of Scientific Research in Information Systems and Engineering (IJSRISE), 4(1), 70-76. Retrieved from http://ijsrise.com/index.php?journal=ijsrise&page=article&op=view&path[]=13