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Mechanics Of Masonry Structures Strengthened With Composite Materials - Online conference

The aim of the Conference is to present and review the latest achievements in the MODELING, TESTING, DESIGN, CONTROL, and HEALTH MONITORING of masonry structures strengthened with composite materials.

Composite materials with continuous fibers embedded in a polymer or cementitious matrix are herein considered as strengthening techniques for masonry.
Seismic vulnerability mitigation, durability, and temperature influence are suitable keywords to be discussed at the conference.

Presentation of laboratory tests and case studies described thoroughly and in detail, are strongly encouraged. 

The previous editions were in Venice (2000, 2004, 2009) hosted by Università IUAV di Venezia, in Ravenna (t2014) hosted by University ALMA MATER of Bologna and in Bologna (2017, 2019) hosted by University ALMA MATER of Bologna.

Now, in 2021, the new Online edition will present innovative developments. The new field of FRCM (Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix) seems very interesting for compatibility with ancient Masonry. New types of fibers are on the table: PBO, basalt and special steel, and more.

The threat to Heritage due to earthquake encourages us to use the most appropriate technology to preserve the monuments.

The composites are a coherent answer.

Conference Topics

  • Mechanics of Historical Masonry: Testing and Modeling
  • Performance of Strengthened Masonry with Composites (FRP, FRCM, TRM, SRG)
  • Performance in Masonry/Composites Coupling: 
  • Bond, Special Connections, Fracture, Fatigue, Fire, Durability
  • Appropriate Composites Techniques Evolution for Historical Construction strengthening
  • First Aid and Provisional Devices in Historical Structures with collapse risk after seismic shock
  • Criticism on Existing Guide Lines, standards and Praxis in
  • Masonry/Composites Coupling.

Proposed Special Sessions:

  • Advanced Structural Health Monitoring of Historic Structures (SHM) in an emergency state
  • Acoustic Emissions, Optic Fibres Sensors
  • FRCM Composites
  • Composites FRP structures ancillary to masonry Constructions 

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: June 20th,  2021
  • Notification of provisional acceptance of the abstract: June 30, 2021
  • Full-paper submission for review (max 6 pages): September 1st, 2021
  • Announcement of accepted full-paper: October 1st, 2021
  • Submission of revised full-paper and registration deadline: November 1st, 2021
From Wednesday 24 November 2021
to Friday 26 November 2021
The event is organized online


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From Wednesday 24 November 2021
to Friday 26 November 2021
The event is organized online
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