In-plane behavior of cracked masonry walls repaired with titanium rods

Marco Corradi, Antonio Borri, Marco Costanzi, Simone Monotti

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Abstract

High-performance materials are being widely researched for repair and rehabilitation of historic masonry structures, especially in seismic prone areas. In such context the use of titanium bars, as a Near Surface Mounted (NSM) repair method of cracked brickwork wall panels, has been investigated in this paper. The potential benefits, liabilities, and architectural considerations regarding the use of titanium alloys for reinforcing and repairing historic masonry walls are discussed with an emphasis on in-plane behaviour, under lateral (shear) loading. Test programs are described and results from laboratory testing are included. It is demonstrated that it is possible to repair brickwork panels using titanium bars embedded into the panel’s cracks using an epoxy paste. Cracked brickwork masonry panels were stabilised by bonding titanium rods into the horizontal bed joints. On opposite, the use of a cement mortar for bar application resulted in unsatisfactory test results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOMPDYN 2019 - 7th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Proceedings
EditorsManolis Papadrakakis, Michalis Fragiadakis
PublisherNational Technical University of Athens
Pages3793-3806
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9786188284470
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, COMPDYN 2019 - Crete, Greece
Duration: 24 Jun 201926 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameCOMPDYN Proceedings
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2623-3347

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, COMPDYN 2019
CountryGreece
CityCrete
Period24/06/1926/06/19

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