The use of Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM) systems represent a valid alternative to traditional strengthening techniques, to improve mechanical strength and seismic performance of masonry buildings. Their effectiveness has been validated by several studies [1-4]. However, the TRM contribution in the mechanical behavior of masonry walls, subjected to simple compression, has not yet been fully investigated. In this study, an experimental campaign with the objective of studying the efficiency of TRM systems, applied to clay brick masonry panels, is presented. Compression tests were conducted on clay brick masonry panels with dimensions of 250x1000x1200 mm3 . Glass fiber bidirectional fabrics were applied on both sides of the panels, coupled with lime-based mortar, and connected with stainless steel helical connectors. The total thickness of the reinforcement system is 30 mm. The effect of the TRM reinforcement on the mechanical behavior of the panel is analyzed and experimental results are compared with those of unreinforced panels in terms of ultimate strength and failure modes.

Can textile reinforced mortar (TRM) systems be really effective to increase compressive strength of masonry panels?

Donnini J.;Maracchini G.;Chiappini G.;Corinaldesi V.;Quagliarini E.;Lenci S.
2019-01-01

Abstract

The use of Textile Reinforced Mortar (TRM) systems represent a valid alternative to traditional strengthening techniques, to improve mechanical strength and seismic performance of masonry buildings. Their effectiveness has been validated by several studies [1-4]. However, the TRM contribution in the mechanical behavior of masonry walls, subjected to simple compression, has not yet been fully investigated. In this study, an experimental campaign with the objective of studying the efficiency of TRM systems, applied to clay brick masonry panels, is presented. Compression tests were conducted on clay brick masonry panels with dimensions of 250x1000x1200 mm3 . Glass fiber bidirectional fabrics were applied on both sides of the panels, coupled with lime-based mortar, and connected with stainless steel helical connectors. The total thickness of the reinforcement system is 30 mm. The effect of the TRM reinforcement on the mechanical behavior of the panel is analyzed and experimental results are compared with those of unreinforced panels in terms of ultimate strength and failure modes.
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