Effect of Matrix on Flexural Capacity of Masonry Members Strengthened with Composites

Ramaglia G., Crisci G., Lignola G. P. , Fabbrocino F., Prota A.

10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE), İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 10 December 2021, vol.198, pp.1450-1460 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 198
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-88166-5_126
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1450-1460
  • Keywords: Numerical evaluation, FRP, FRCM, Compressed matrix, Out-of-plane behaviour, OF-PLANE BEHAVIOR
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Intervention strategies were performed in many engineering applications. In particular, for brittle materials (e.g. masonry) the strengthening strategy must be performed improving also the ductility capacity. However, many of the available models both in the literature and in the building codes are not able to accurately account for the behaviour of strengthening systems on the capacity of strengthened elements. In particular, they provide reliable results for composite based on organic matrix (i.e. resin). For these strengthening systems, matrix contribution can be neglected. For strengthening systems based on inorganic matrix (i.e. cementitious or lime-mortar) the stiffness and strength of the matrix provides non-negligible effects on the ultimate behaviour of strengthened elements.