No-tension model for the analysis of masonry-like structures strengthened by fibre-reinforced ...

Summary

The basic principles for the analysis of structures made from NRT (Not-Resisting-Tension) material are introduced, and the adoption of this material model for masonry fabrics is discussed.  The theory is then applied to investigate the  static behaviour of an NRT masonry arch model and to test the effect of reinforcement made with FRP strips of variable  length at the intrados.  The increment in the structure loading capacity for the reinforced cases is evaluated and compared with the results for the non-consolidated structure.  15 refs.

Primary author(s): Baratta A; Corbi O

                            Naples,Federico II University

Source: Masonry Int.

            16,No.3,2003,p.89-98


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