The long-term performance of strengthening systems is of the utmost importance for the sustainable management of the building stock. Mortar-based composites have proved extremely effective for enhancing the ultimate strength of existing structures, but their durability has not been sufficiently investigated so far and still raises concern. This paper describes an experimental study on the saltwater and alkali resistance of steel reinforced grout composites with stainless steel textiles and lime mortars, named as SSRG, developed for applications to masonry structures. Bare textile and coupon specimens were aged in substitute ocean water and calcium hydroxide solutions for up to 5000 and 3000 h, respectively, and then subjected to direct tensile tests.
Fares, S., Fugger, R., De Santis, S., de Felice, G. (2022). Saltwater and Alkali Resistance of Steel Reinforced Grout Composites with Stainless Steel. In Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems (pp.2183-2191). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH [10.1007/978-3-031-06825-6_210].