WIT Press

Strengthening Of Historic Masonry Structures With Fibre Reinforced Plastic Composites

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR950162

Volume

17

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

849 kb

Author(s)

T.C. Triantafillou & M.N. Fardis

Abstract

The paper deals with the application of unidirectional fibre reinforced plastics for strengthening of masonry monuments. The materials are applied in the form of either externally applied circumferencial tendons to provide horizontal confinement, or laminates, which are epoxy-bonded to the facades of masonry buildings serving the role of tensile reinforcement. 1 Introduction The importance of consolidation, repair and strengthening of monuments for the conservation of the architectural heritage is becoming increasingly important. Structural interventions in monuments often follow special principles, e.g., those of the Charter of Venice [1]. Very important among these principles are the requirements that interventions should not adversely affect the character of the monument, that

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