Strengthening of masonry structures with FRP composites

J. Gustavo Tumialan, Francesco Micelli, Antonio Nanni

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Abstract

Unreinforced masonry (URM) walls are prone to failure when subjected to out-of-plane and in-plane loads. The development of effective and affordable strengthening strategies is a need. In this context fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) materials offer viable solutions to solve or lessen the effects of overloading. This paper describes FRP systems proposed for use in the strengthening of masonry elements as well as the impact of such systems on the building being retrofitted. Also, field applications, some potential and others already implemented applications, are described. Field applications include strengthening for natural hazards (i.e. earthquakes and high wind pressures) as well as man-caused hazards (i.e. blasting). The potential of FRP systems for retrofitting of historic structures is also illustrated. Finally, research needs in this area are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructures - A Structural Engineering Odyssey, Structures 2001 - Proceedings of the 2001 Structures Congress and Exposition
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2001 Structures Congress and Exposition, Structures 2001 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: May 21 2001May 23 2001

Publication series

NameStructures - A Structural Engineering Odyssey, Structures 2001 - Proceedings of the 2001 Structures Congress and Exposition
Volume109

Other

Other2001 Structures Congress and Exposition, Structures 2001
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period5/21/015/23/01

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Keywords

  • Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites
  • Masonry
  • Structural strengthening
  • Unreinforced masonry (URM) walls

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

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Tumialan, J. G., Micelli, F., & Nanni, A. (2004). Strengthening of masonry structures with FRP composites. In Structures - A Structural Engineering Odyssey, Structures 2001 - Proceedings of the 2001 Structures Congress and Exposition (Structures - A Structural Engineering Odyssey, Structures 2001 - Proceedings of the 2001 Structures Congress and Exposition; Vol. 109). https://doi.org/10.1061/40558(2001)130