Historical masonry structures with a greater thickness can often be made as so called multi-leaf masonry with outer leaves lined with the application of some of the masonry bonding methods and with the inner leave of the so-called cast core formed by fragments of stones of different sizes that are bonded with more mortar. The load capacity, stiffness and the failure mechanism of multi-leaf masonry are influenced by the interaction of individual leaves with different deformation and physico-mechanical properties and the nature of the mutual connection of individual leaves of masonry. The performed analyses showed a significant influence of especially the cast core masonry tensile strength and the contact joint strength between the core masonry and the outer leaves.
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