Bond Between Flax-TRM and Masonry: Effect of Bond Length

Trochoutsou N., Di Benedetti M., Pilakoutas K., Guadagnini M.

10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE), İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 10 December 2021, vol.198, pp.1949-1959 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 198
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-88166-5_168
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1949-1959
  • Keywords: Bond, TRM, Masonry, Flax, Natural fibres, NATURAL FIBER, COMPOSITES, SYSTEMS, FRCM
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The use of externally bonded composites for strengthening and seismic retrofitting of deficient structures is preferred to traditional systems, as they provide a time-efficient and less disruptive solution. Textile-Reinforced Mortar (TRM) systems, in which textiles are embedded in inorganic matrices, are commonly employed for unreinforced masonry structures due to their favourable mechanical properties and compatibility with various masonry substrates. Increased environmental awareness has recently brought researchers to focus on the use of more sustainable reinforcing materials, with minimal environmental impact, and to assess the potential of natural fibres and bio-composites in structural applications. However, the use of such innovative composite solutions as strengthening systems is limited and their bond behaviour to masonry has not been examined thoroughly.