This paper presents the results of single-lap direct shear tests on steel reinforced grout (SRG) strips bonded to fired-clay brick and tuff masonry blocks. For this experimental campaign, fifteen masonry blocks were constructed and reinforced with SRG composite strips. Fired-clay bricks and tuff blocks herein employed were collected from demolished historical structures in Modena and Naples (Italy), respectively. Eight out of fifteen blocks were subjected to an artificial weathering procedure to induce salt crystallization, and therefore reproduce the degradation conditions that the buildings could be subjected to during their life. Bond behavior of unconditioned strengthened specimens (i.e. SRG-masonry joints) was compared with the behavior of conditioned joints. Salt distribution, open porosity, and water absorption of brick and tuff masonry units as well as of the SRG composite matrix were analyzed to understand if and how the salt crystallization influenced the adhesion between the SRG strip and the block.

Bond Behavior between Tuff and Fired-Clay Brick Masonry Blocks and SRG Composites

Baietti G.;Franzoni E.;Quartarone G.;Fregni A.;Carloni C.
2019

Abstract

This paper presents the results of single-lap direct shear tests on steel reinforced grout (SRG) strips bonded to fired-clay brick and tuff masonry blocks. For this experimental campaign, fifteen masonry blocks were constructed and reinforced with SRG composite strips. Fired-clay bricks and tuff blocks herein employed were collected from demolished historical structures in Modena and Naples (Italy), respectively. Eight out of fifteen blocks were subjected to an artificial weathering procedure to induce salt crystallization, and therefore reproduce the degradation conditions that the buildings could be subjected to during their life. Bond behavior of unconditioned strengthened specimens (i.e. SRG-masonry joints) was compared with the behavior of conditioned joints. Salt distribution, open porosity, and water absorption of brick and tuff masonry units as well as of the SRG composite matrix were analyzed to understand if and how the salt crystallization influenced the adhesion between the SRG strip and the block.
Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials III
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Baietti, G., Franzoni, E., Quartarone, G., Fregni, A., Carloni, C.
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