On the lateral capacity of reinforced masonry members using combined retrofitting methods

Antonio Borri, Romina Sisti, Marco Corradi*

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Abstract

Historic walls were designed in the past to withstand vertical compressive loads. However, during seismic events, walls withstand lateral loads and their response is usually unsatisfactory. Reinforcement is often needed and several retrofitting methods have been proposed in the last decades. This paper analyses and compares the strength results of several experimental campaigns, recently carried out by the authors, with the specifications and mechanical properties suggested by the new (2018) Italian Seismic Code. Two retrofitting methods are considered: grout injections, alone, and in combination with jacketing. The effect of combined retrofitting methods was also investigated in this paper with the aim at studying the limitations of the actual Italian Building Code for interventions on listed buildings. Shear tests were carried out on-site and the effectiveness of the two retrofitting methods was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials III - 6th International Conference on Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials, MuRiCo 2019
EditorsAngelo Di Tommaso, Cristina Gentilini, Giovanni Castellazzi
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Pages493-500
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783035715651
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials, MuRiCo6 2019 - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 26 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume817 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials, MuRiCo6 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityBologna
Period26/06/1928/06/19

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