Out-of-plane response of masonry walls strengthened using textile-mortar system

Kariou, F.A., Triantafyllou, S.P., Bournas, D.A. and Koutas, L.N. (2018) Out-of-plane response of masonry walls strengthened using textile-mortar system. Construction and Building Materials, 165 . pp. 769-781. ISSN 1879-0526

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The out-of-plane response of masonry walls strengthened with textile-reinforced mortar (TRM) is experimentally investigated in this work. Medium-scale three-point bending tests were carried out on 18 specimens comprising a set of 9 single-wythe and 9 double-wythe brick masonry walls. Key investigated parameters involved the textile reinforcement ratio, the textile material, the coating of the textile reinforcement with epoxy resin, and the wall thickness. Experimental results suggest that TRM significantly increase the load bearing capacity of masonry walls. The amount of reinforcement utilised affects both the strength and deformation characteristics of the corresponding specimens, while it may alter the failure mode. Resin coating on the textile is found to be beneficial for the performance of the TRM overlays.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Textile Reinforced Mortars, masonry, coated textiles
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.01.026
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 09:53
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 04:30
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49094

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