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Compressive Strength of Mortar

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I'm designing a building using Atlas Brick.  The typical
f`m value is 3000 psi.  My question concerns what
strength to specify for the mortar.  I have heard that as
the mortar strength increases, the bonding between the
mortar and the brick decreases.  So, what strength
mortar should I specify so that I get the strength I need,
but not lose the bonding? 
Dan Goodrich, P.E.