Behavior of masonry columns repaired using small diameter cords

Borri, Antonio, Castori, Giulio and Corradi, Marco (2015) Behavior of masonry columns repaired using small diameter cords. Key Engineering Materials, 624. pp. 254-265. ISSN 1662-9795

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The innovative technique here illustrated is the result of historical evolution of ancient systems of hooping and is conditioned by design criteria that take into account the structural life in the respect of existing elements. It consists in the application of small diameter cords able to provide overlapping hoops at every course over the entire height of the column. Three series of uniaxial compression tests, with a total of 22 specimens, were conducted on model brick masonry columns with these variables: cross-section geometry, amount and scheme of confining reinforcement. Laboratory outcomes have shown how the investigated confining systems are able to provide significant gains in terms of compressive strength. Test results have been finally used to assess the reliability of the existing design equations suggested by Italian National Research Council for design of FRP strengthening of masonry columns.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online 12-9-14 ahead of print.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brick masonry, columns, comparative studies, confinement, steel cords
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2014 13:33
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:21

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