Strengthening of Historic Masonry Structures with Composite Materials

Corradi, Marco, Osofero, Israel, Borri, Antonio and Castori, Giulio (2015) Strengthening of Historic Masonry Structures with Composite Materials. In: Handbook of Research on Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, pp. 257-292. ISBN 9781466682863

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Existing un-reinforced masonry buildings made of vaults, columns and brick and multi-leaf stone masonry walls, many of which have historical and cultural importance, constitute a significant portion of construction heritage in Europe and rest of the world. Recent earthquakes in southern Europe have shown the vulnerability of un-reinforced masonry constructions due to masonry almost total lack of tensile resistance. Composite materials offer promising retrofitting possibilities for masonry buildings and present several well-known advantages over existing conventional techniques. The aim of this work is to analyze the effectiveness of seismic-upgrading methods both on un-damaged (preventive reinforcement) and damaged (repair) masonry building. After a brief description of mechanical and physical properties of composite materials, three different applications have been addressed: in-plane reinforcement of masonry walls, extrados and intrados reinforcement of masonry vaults/arches and masonry column confinement with composite materials.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2014 11:52
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:21

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