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Published: Građevinar 72 (2020) 10
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Strengthening of masonry walls with FRP or TRM

Tomislav Kišiček, Mislav Stepinac, Tvrtko Renić, Ivan Hafner, Luka Lulić

Abstract

In addition to traditional methods of strengthening shear masonry walls, some newer materials and systems, such as fibre reinforced polymers (FRP) and textile reinforced mortars (TRM), have recently been introduced. The earthquake that occurred in Zagreb and its surroundings on 22 March 2020 has revealed the sensitivity of unreinforced masonry buildings to horizontal actions, while pointing to the need to repair damage to load-bearing and non-load-bearing walls and to strengthen walls against shear failure. Existing regulations do not cover design of structures with such systems. The paper presents modern procedures for strengthening masonry with FRP or TRM, scientific research in this area, advantages and disadvantages, and calculation of such reinforcements.

Keywords
earthquake, walls, shear, FRP, TRM, existing structures, analysis

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Kišiček, T., Stepinac, M., Renić, T., Hafner, I., Lulić, L.: Strengthening of masonry walls with FRP or TRM, GRAĐEVINAR, 72 (2020) 10, pp. 937-953, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2983.2020

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Kišiček, T., Stepinac, M., Renić, T., Hafner, I., Lulić, L. (2020). Strengthening of masonry walls with FRP or TRM, GRAĐEVINAR, 72 (10), 937-953, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.2983.2020

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Authors:
Kiisicek WEB
Tomislav Kišiček
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Mislav Stepinac WEB
Mislav Stepinac
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Renic WEB
Tvrtko Renić
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Hafner WEB
Ivan Hafner
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Lulic WEB
Luka Lulić
University of Zagreb
Faculty of Civil Engineering