Retrofit of Masonry Walls with Composites to Reduce Vulnerability to Tsunami Loads

Belliazzi S., Lignola G. P., Prota A.

10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE), İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 10 December 2021, vol.198, pp.1461-1472 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 198
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-88166-5_127
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1461-1472
  • Keywords: Large scale analysis, Masonry, Strengthening design, Tsunami
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In the last years, tsunami events caused great damages in terms of buildings collapse and casualties. In general, a masonry wall, subjected to tsunami loads, could reach failure for out of plane mechanism (bending and overturning) or in plane collapse (sliding, cracking by diagonal tension and crushing by diagonal compression), depending on the direction of the flow, if it is parallel or perpendicular to the masonry wall plane. In Scientific literature, several solutions can be found on the improvement of structural response using Textile Reinforced Mortars (TRM). The advantages of designing retrofit interventions with innovative strengthening systems have been remarked continuously.