Experimental Investigation of Infill Walls Strengthened by Cementitious Matrix-Fabric Composites

Gençoğlu M., Güler K., ÖKTEN M. S.

15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lizbon, Portugal, 24 - 28 September 2012, pp.12594-12601

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Lizbon
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.12594-12601
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes



In this experimental study, six identical infill wall specimens (755mmx755mm) were constructed. Infill wall specimens having the same mortar ratios were divided into 3 groups, each group being consisted of 2 specimens. Two groups were strengthened by applying single layer and double layer of cementitious matrix-fabric (CMF) system on the surface of infill walls. The third group was prepared without any strengthening material, in order to be used as control specimens.
Diagonal tension tests for all groups were conducted in order to determine the contribution of CMF system to the strength and ductility of infill walls. Test results were evaluated considering experimental parameters such as shear stress, shearing strain, and modulus of rigidity. Results showed that CMF system considerably improved the experimental parameters for the infill walls.
Keywords: Infill wall, cementitious matrix-fabric (CMF), alkali resistant-glass fibers (AR-glass fibers)