#1520: LockBlock

Today’s invention is a novel version of the humble brick.

This takes the form of a fired ceramic component with the geometry shown. It can be used in the normal way, enabling double-thickness walls to be constructed with integral, and therefore stronger, cross-ties between them.

This design uses less mortar, spreads stresses more evenly and, in the event that a single brick is actually needed, can be cut to size, as usual.

One Comment:

  1. It might well need to be moulded with integral radii, so as to avoid the sharp edged stress raisers indicated at the junctions between the top and bottom halves.

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