Experimental analysis of masonry ring beams reinforced with composite materials

Antonio Borri, Romina Sisti, Marco Corradi, Andrea Giannantoni

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Abstract

An experimental investigation has been carried out on 8 full-scale rubble-stone or brickwork masonry ring beams tested in bending. The testing included the use of composite materials inserted into the mortar joints during the fabrication phase of the beams and pinned end conditions. In order to achieve unitary behaviour of the structure against earthquakes, masonry structures must be upgraded so that they avoid local collapse and have integrating structural elements. As solid brick or ashlar stone masonry, characterized by both regular horizontal and staggered vertical joints, can deal with horizontal tensile loads thanks to the friction in the horizontal bed joints. The stress-strain relationships of stone masonry are assumed to be identical to the bilinear curve obtained from the compression test. A series of tests of composite material-reinforced masonry ring-beams were experimentally examined at the University of Perugia Structural Testing laboratory to help develop estimates of their flexural capacity in both vertical and horizontal planes

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrick and Block Masonry - Trends, Innovations and Challenges
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, IBMAC 2016
EditorsClaudio Modena, F. da Porto, M.R. Valluzzi
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Pages717-726
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781315374963
ISBN (Print)9781138029996
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2016
Event16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, IBMAC 2016 - Padova, Italy
Duration: 26 Jun 201630 Jun 2016

Conference

Conference16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, IBMAC 2016
CountryItaly
CityPadova
Period26/06/1630/06/16

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