Paraseismic Strengthening of Masonry Walls by FRP Composites
The University for Applied Sciences of Fribourg (UAS-FR) proceeded to theoretical and experimental studies on paraseismic strengthening of masonry walls. These studies aimed to develop new strengthening methods, mainly with Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite materials. The experimental studies analysed the behaviour of reinforced masonry walls under vertical load and horizontal static-cyclic load with various orientation of reinforcements. This study covers two kinds of FRP reinforcement: carbon sheet and carbon mesh.
Ezio Cadoni and Marco di Prisco
R. Suter and O. Francey, "Paraseismic Strengthening of Masonry Walls by FRP Composites", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 82, pp. 624-629, 2011