When I look at pretty much every building, bricks are laid "flat" or horizontally - this is where the longest part is typically adjacent to the ground. I am aware, this is not a 100% rule, such as arches etc but for foundation, it seems to be the norm.
This is what I mean by "flat" or horizontal
I'm trying to predict if I can lay bricks vertically (so the longest part is at right angle to the ground) and if it will be stable. By right, angle, I mean
My project uses dense blocks, and they are:
Height: 215 mm
Length: 440 mm
Width: 100 mm
Weight: 18.20 kg
The goal would be to stack only 1 brick on top of another, meaning, only 2 bricks tall. Given each brick will actually be 440mm high (as I'm stacking them 'vertically'), it means a total height of 880mm. On top of this, I'm laying 320mm concrete slabs on top to create a worktop
In total, this will create a 2m squared shape (with the max of 880mm all the round around)
I'm unsure if such a thing is likely to be stable, given it will cemented onto a flat concrete slab
Is there any way to tell other than trying it and seeing if it falls down? The fact that I always see bricks being laid flat makes me think I'm doing the wrong thing but, I'm building a 'table', not a house.