WIT Press


Repair Techniques For Creep And Long-term Damage Of Massive Structures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030141

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

922.35 kb

Author(s)

C. Modena & M.R. Valluzzi

Abstract

Repair techniques for creep and long-term damage of massive structures C. Modena & M. R. Valluzzi Dipartimento di Costruzioni e Trasporti, University of Padova, Italy Abstract In the paper, the main results of experimental researches carried out in recent years on the characterization of the bed joints reinforcement technique are presented. The technique is particularly effective for repair and strengthening of overstressed massive structures such as towers, curtain walls, pillars, etc. which can suffer, during their service life, creep and long-term damage. Several experimental studies have been conducted aimed to select the most proper materials (reinforcement, mortars) and to characterize the masonry in the strengthened andlor repaired situation. In particular, the use of reinforced stainless steel and of innovative CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer) has been considered as reinforcement elements. As for the repointing, a large range of materials have been studied: hydrated lime and hydra

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