The performance of various composite materials applied to strengthen hollow masonry panels under out-of-plane actions is compared here. The strengthening solutions belong to three reinforcement Externally Bonded (EB) wet lay-up systems: (i) bidirectional composite meshes applied with inorganic matrices, i.e., Textile Reinforced Mortars (TRM); unidirectional composite textiles applied with (ii) inorganic matrices, i.e., Steel Reinforced Grouts (SRG), or (iii) organic (epoxy) matrices, i.e., Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP), Steel Reinforced Polymers (SRP) and Natural FRPs. Carbon FRP, flax and hemp NFRP, and basalt and glass-based TRM were examined. As inorganic matrix, a cement-based mortar was used for TRMs; in the case of SRGs, comparisons with a magnesia-based matrix were also carried out. Twenty-seven specimens were subjected to simplified four-point monotonic bending tests, aimed at reproducing in the laboratory the failure condition of infill masonry walls under out-of-plane actions. The results are compared in terms of failure mode and mechanical improvement, and provide an analytical evaluation of moment–curvature behaviour according to bilinear laws.

Out-of-plane behaviour of infill masonry panels strengthened with composite materials

VALLUZZI, MARIA ROSA;DA PORTO, FRANCESCA;GARBIN, ENRICO;PANIZZA, MATTEO
2014

Abstract

The performance of various composite materials applied to strengthen hollow masonry panels under out-of-plane actions is compared here. The strengthening solutions belong to three reinforcement Externally Bonded (EB) wet lay-up systems: (i) bidirectional composite meshes applied with inorganic matrices, i.e., Textile Reinforced Mortars (TRM); unidirectional composite textiles applied with (ii) inorganic matrices, i.e., Steel Reinforced Grouts (SRG), or (iii) organic (epoxy) matrices, i.e., Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP), Steel Reinforced Polymers (SRP) and Natural FRPs. Carbon FRP, flax and hemp NFRP, and basalt and glass-based TRM were examined. As inorganic matrix, a cement-based mortar was used for TRMs; in the case of SRGs, comparisons with a magnesia-based matrix were also carried out. Twenty-seven specimens were subjected to simplified four-point monotonic bending tests, aimed at reproducing in the laboratory the failure condition of infill masonry walls under out-of-plane actions. The results are compared in terms of failure mode and mechanical improvement, and provide an analytical evaluation of moment–curvature behaviour according to bilinear laws.
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