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|Title:||Flexural strength of FRP reinforced masonry walls subject to reverse cyclic loading and vertical pre-compression|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Masonry Conference, held in Queenstown, New Zealand, 15-18 February, 2011 / J.M. Ingham, M. Dhanasekar and M. Masia (eds.): pp.125-134|
|Conference Name:||Australasian Masonry Conference (9th : 2011 : Queenstown, New Zealand)|
|N. Wenzel, A. Harbison, C.R. Willis and M.C. Griffith|
|Abstract:||This paper presents the results of experimental tests for six clay brick masonry walls vertically reinforced with near-surface-mounted CFRP strips. The total amount of FRP used in each test was constant, only the type of loading (i.e. static versus cyclic) and vertical pre-compression (i.e. 0.0 MPa, 0.1 MPa and 0.2 MPa) was varied. The results of these tests indicate that cyclic loading degrades the mechanical interlock between the NSM reinforcement giving a slight reduction in strength once debonding commences. In contrast, the effect of increased axial pre-compression (up to 0.2 MPa) is negligible, primarily only increasing the flexural stiffness of a wall.|
|Rights:||Copyright © 2011|
|Appears in Collections:||Civil and Environmental Engineering publications|
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