Confinement of Masonry Columns with PBO FRCM Composites

Carloni, Christian and Mazzotti, Claudio and K V L, Subramaniam (2014) Confinement of Masonry Columns with PBO FRCM Composites. Key Engineering Materials, 624. pp. 644-651. ISSN 1662-9795

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The overarching goal of this work is to provide a fundamental understanding of the behavior of solid brick masonry columns confined with fiber reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composites. FRCM is a newly-developed type of composite material comprised of a cementitious inorganic matrix (binder) and embedded fibers that are usually bundled to improve the bond between the matrix and the fibers. Compression tests were carried out to investigate the influence of the FRCM confinement and the brick patterns on the load-carrying capacity of the confined columns. Compression tests were conducted on brick masonry columns with different brick configurations. Digital image correlation measurements on the surface of the composite and on the surface of the brick for the control specimens were attempted in order to understand the role of the mortar joints and the arch effect across the section of the columns due to the confinement. The experimental results indicate that FRCM composites can effectively increase the load-carrying capacity of brick masonry columns and the failure mode could be different from the one observed for masonry columns confined with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites.

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K V L, Subramaniam
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Civil Engineering
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
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Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 09:12
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