One Side Strengthening Of Masonry Walls With Self-compacting Concrete
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N. Torunbalci, I. Ediz & F. Sutcu
One of the most popular methods of strengthening masonry structures is the application of shotcrete or standard concrete on steel wire mesh reinforcement coated on structural walls. The drawback in shotcrete application is that the width of the formwork for the standard concrete should be made narrow and this causes difficulty in placing and compacting. Where self-compacting concrete is used, however, such problems are eliminated completely. This study experimentally investigates the behaviours of brick masonry wall samples strengthened by self-compacting concrete and standard concrete on one side and includes a key study to represent an example of application on historical structures. Keywords: masonry, self-compacting concrete, brick masonry, one side retrofitting.
masonry, self-compacting concrete, brick masonry, one side retrofitting