The use of fiber reinforced composite materials for the retrofitting of existing masonry buildings is investigated in this paper. Indeed, they represent a great alternative to traditional strengthening techniques for the improvement of the seismic performance of masonry walls. Focusing on the in-plane behavior of masonry, an experimental campaign is here presented with the objective of studying the efficiency of different strengthening solutions. Diagonal compression tests were conducted on single-leaf masonry panels reinforced with Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) using different fibers typologies and layouts. Glass or carbon fiber grids embedded in a lime-based mortar matrix were applied on one or both sides of masonry panels, with or without mechanical anchorages. The comparison of the different strengthening techniques is analyzed in terms of failure mode, strength and ductility. The results are then discussed considering the provisions and design formula proposed for FRP strengthening by the Italian CNR Guidelines.

FRCM strengthened masonry panels: The role of mechanical anchorages and symmetric layouts

Ferretti, Francesca;Incerti, Andrea;Ferracuti, Barbara;Mazzotti, Claudio
2017

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The use of fiber reinforced composite materials for the retrofitting of existing masonry buildings is investigated in this paper. Indeed, they represent a great alternative to traditional strengthening techniques for the improvement of the seismic performance of masonry walls. Focusing on the in-plane behavior of masonry, an experimental campaign is here presented with the objective of studying the efficiency of different strengthening solutions. Diagonal compression tests were conducted on single-leaf masonry panels reinforced with Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) using different fibers typologies and layouts. Glass or carbon fiber grids embedded in a lime-based mortar matrix were applied on one or both sides of masonry panels, with or without mechanical anchorages. The comparison of the different strengthening techniques is analyzed in terms of failure mode, strength and ductility. The results are then discussed considering the provisions and design formula proposed for FRP strengthening by the Italian CNR Guidelines.
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Ferretti, Francesca; Incerti, Andrea; Ferracuti, Barbara; Mazzotti, Claudio
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