Modern techniques and innovative materials are often quite rapidly proposed and allowed in current practice, even for restoration of historical constructions, in which essential preservation criteria must be taken into account. The considerable variability and complexity of masonry structures and types means that choosing the most appropriate structural models and interventions is particularly difficult, since they must be based on suitable knowledge of both existing and new materials, and on their interactions in environmental and loading conditions. This paper discusses the potentials and limitations of externally bonded composite materials in masonry structures and components, in the light of knowledge acquired from research in the field, together with the requirements and recommendations of codes and restoration documents. The analysis of some case studies is presented, to highlight the advantages and constraints in the use of composites for strengthening historical buildings.

Current practice and open issues in strengthening historical buildings with composites

VALLUZZI, MARIA ROSA;MODENA, CLAUDIO;
2014

Abstract

Modern techniques and innovative materials are often quite rapidly proposed and allowed in current practice, even for restoration of historical constructions, in which essential preservation criteria must be taken into account. The considerable variability and complexity of masonry structures and types means that choosing the most appropriate structural models and interventions is particularly difficult, since they must be based on suitable knowledge of both existing and new materials, and on their interactions in environmental and loading conditions. This paper discusses the potentials and limitations of externally bonded composite materials in masonry structures and components, in the light of knowledge acquired from research in the field, together with the requirements and recommendations of codes and restoration documents. The analysis of some case studies is presented, to highlight the advantages and constraints in the use of composites for strengthening historical buildings.
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