WIT Press


One Side Strengthening Of Masonry Walls With CFRP

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR090381

Volume

109

Pages

12

Page Range

429 - 440

Published

2009

Size

587 kb

Author(s)

N. Torunbalci, E. Onar & F. Sutcu

Abstract

Masonry structures may exhibit inferior performance against lateral loads, such as those induced by earthquakes. In this context, it is crucial for such structures of historical value to increase their seismic performances in order to be protected against the earthquakes. This study deals with the empirical assessment of strengthening the masonry structures whose structural walls are constructed with bricks. In this study, conventional brick walls are strengthened using CFRP stripe and textile materials in different forms on one side and the target is to determine the effect of this strengthening on the behaviours and the strength of the walls on an empirical approach. Keywords: strengthening masonry, fibre reinforced polymers, brick masonry, retrofitting.

Keywords

strengthening masonry, fibre reinforced polymers, brick masonry, retrofitting