One side strengthening of masonry walls with CFRP

Torunbalcı N., ONAR E., Sütcü F.

11th International Conference on Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia, 22 - 24 July 2009, vol.109, pp.429-430 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 109
  • Doi Number: 10.2495/str090381
  • City: Tallinn
  • Country: Estonia
  • Page Numbers: pp.429-430
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Masonry structures may exhibit inferior performance against lateral loads, such as those induced by earthquakes. In this context, it is crucial for such structures of historical value to increase their seismic performances in order to be protected against the earthquakes. This study deals with the empirical assessment of strengthening the masonry structures whose structural walls are constructed with bricks. In this study, conventional brick walls are strengthened using CFRP stripe and textile materials in different forms on one side and the target is to determine the effect of this strengthening on the behaviours and the strength of the walls on an empirical approach.