Seismic Performance for Low Strength Row-Lock Cavity Masonry Reinforced with HPFL
In order to investigate the failure mechanism,failure mode and hysteresis curves of the low strength row-lock cavity walls strengthened with HPFL(High Performance Ferrocement Laminate), eight pieces of rowlock cavity walls subjected to low-frequency cyclic loads and a constant-amplitude vertical load on top were tested, and the results showed that the bearing capacity, ductility and energy intensity all were greatly improved on the basis of comparison and analysis of the seismic behavior influenced by different strengthening methods. In addition, this article proposed the calculation formulas for reinforcement design reference .
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
S. P. Shang et al., "Seismic Performance for Low Strength Row-Lock Cavity Masonry Reinforced with HPFL", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 779-786, 2011