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Mechanical response of solid clay brickwork under eccentric loading. Part II: CFRP reinforced masonry



Title: Mechanical response of solid clay brickwork under eccentric loading. Part II: CFRP reinforced masonry
Author(s): A. Brencich, L. Gambarotta
Paper category : journal
Serial title: Materials and Structures
Abreviated Serial title: Mater. Struct.
ISSN: 1359-5997
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Volume: 38
Issue: 276
Issue date: 2005-03-01
Publication year: 2005
Pages: 267 - 273
Total Pages: 7
Nb references: 16
Language: English


Abstract: The compressive strength of eccentrically loaded masonry, affecting the strength of arches, vaults, pillars and out-of-plane loaded masonry panels, is addressed in this paper both from the experimental and numerical point of view.
The aim is that of relating the eccentric compressive strength to the concentric value, to the mechanical characteristics of the constituents, i.
e.
mortar and bricks, and to the brickwork bond.
In the paper, displacement controlled compression tests on solid clay brick and cement-lime mortar masonry prisms, under concentric and moderate-to-highly eccentric loading, are presented and discussed.
The experimental outcomes and the results of FEM models give a preliminary insight in the mechanical response of masonry up to collapse.
It is found that edge effects may affect the load carrying capacity of the brickwork, while detailed measurements on the mortar joints show that the plane section assumption, typical of many design procedures, is reasonably verified up to the limit load, giving way to simplified but reliable design procedures.


Online publication: 2005-01-21
Classification: Scientific Reports
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/14135


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