Round Robin Test for composite-to-brick shear bond characterization

Valluzzi, Maria Rosa, Oliveira, Daniel, Caratelli, Angelo, Castori, Giulio, Corradi, Marco, Felice, Gianmarco, Garbin, Enrico, Garcia, David, Garmendia, Leire, Grande, Ernesto, Ianniruberto, Ugo, Kwiecień, Arkadiusz, Leone, Marianovella, Lignola, Gian Piero, Lourenço, Paulo B., Malena, Marialaura, Micelli, Francesco, Panizza, Matteo, Papanicolaou, Catherine, Prota, Andrea, Sacco, Elio, Triantafillou, Thanasis, Viskovic, Alberto, Zając, Bogusław and Zuccarino, Gina (2012) Round Robin Test for composite-to-brick shear bond characterization. Materials and Structures, 45 (12). pp. 1761-1791. ISSN 1359-5997

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The paper presents the experience of a working group within the RILEM Technical Committee 223-MSC ‘Masonry Strengthening with Composite materials’, aimed at developing a standardized, reliable procedure for characterizing the bonding mechanism of masonry elements strengthened with composite materials under shear actions. Twelve laboratories from European universities and research centers were involved. Two different set-ups were compared, for single-lap and double-lap shear tests (the latter in two versions). Four kinds of fiber fabrics, i.e., glass, carbon, basalt and steel, were applied with epoxy resins (wet lay-up system) to clay brick units, for a total of 280 monotonic tests. The results provided information regarding the response of externally bonded-to-brick composites in terms of observed failure mechanisms, load capacity, effective transfer length, and bond shear stress–slip behavior. The test results of the 12 laboratories constitute a set of statistically representative data which may conveniently be used for setting appropriate design provisions and guidelines.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Masonry, bond, clay brick, FRP, SRP, shear test
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2014 10:23
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:32

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