Steel Reinforced Grout (SRG), consisting of ultra high tensile strength steel cords embedded in a mortar matrix, is an effective solution for the upgrade of existing structures. Among its various applications, it can be applied to the extrados and the intrados of masonry vaults to improve their load-carrying and seismic capacity. Nevertheless, its bond strength on curved substrates, which is crucial for the design of the reinforcement of masonry arched members, has not been properly explored yet. This paper presents an experimental investigation on the bond behaviour of SRG applied to convex masonry substrates. Doublelap shear bond tests were carried in the laboratory on small-scale brickwork specimens to investigate the effect of curvature radius, bond length and textile architecture on bond strength and failure mode. Fullscale field tests were performed to study the bond behaviour and the resisting mechanisms of SRG applied to the extrados of an existing masonry vault, taking into account the actual substrate preparation and mortar curing conditions at a construction site.

DE SANTIS, S. (2017). Bond behaviour of Steel Reinforced Grout for the extrados strengthening of masonry vaults. CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 150, 367-382 [10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.06.010].

Bond behaviour of Steel Reinforced Grout for the extrados strengthening of masonry vaults

DE SANTIS, STEFANO
2017-01-01

Abstract

Steel Reinforced Grout (SRG), consisting of ultra high tensile strength steel cords embedded in a mortar matrix, is an effective solution for the upgrade of existing structures. Among its various applications, it can be applied to the extrados and the intrados of masonry vaults to improve their load-carrying and seismic capacity. Nevertheless, its bond strength on curved substrates, which is crucial for the design of the reinforcement of masonry arched members, has not been properly explored yet. This paper presents an experimental investigation on the bond behaviour of SRG applied to convex masonry substrates. Doublelap shear bond tests were carried in the laboratory on small-scale brickwork specimens to investigate the effect of curvature radius, bond length and textile architecture on bond strength and failure mode. Fullscale field tests were performed to study the bond behaviour and the resisting mechanisms of SRG applied to the extrados of an existing masonry vault, taking into account the actual substrate preparation and mortar curing conditions at a construction site.
DE SANTIS, S. (2017). Bond behaviour of Steel Reinforced Grout for the extrados strengthening of masonry vaults. CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 150, 367-382 [10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.06.010].
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