Reinforcement of Historic Masonry with High Strength Steel Cords

Borri, Antonio, Corradi, Marco, Speranzini, Emanuela and Giannantoni, Andrea (2010) Reinforcement of Historic Masonry with High Strength Steel Cords. Masonry International, 23 (3). pp. 79-90. ISSN 0950-2289

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Abstract

The behavior of stone masonry panels strengthened with high strength steel cords is experimentally studied and presented in this paper. It is proposed by the authors for the reinforcement of masonry structures including those made with irregular elements when the facing stone surface must be kept. The technique consists of embedding a continuous mesh of high strength steel cords in the mortar joints, the nodes of which are anchored to the wall by means of transverse metal bars. The technique is proposed either in addition to other techniques or as a stand alone method. Experimental results and practical applications of the technique have shown it to be acceptable and the results of tests carried out on site show, in some cases, increases in shear, compression strength and stiffness of masonry walls.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Historic masonry, on-site testing, retrofitting, steel cords
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2014 10:09
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 11:07
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17319

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