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Title: Out-of-plane behavior of masonry walls strengthened with SFRC overlays
Authors: Chen, S.-P.
Tan, K.H. 
Keywords: Masonry wall
Numerical simulation
Out-of-plane behavior
Steel fiber reinforced mortar
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Citation: Chen, S.-P.,Tan, K.H. (2010-04). Out-of-plane behavior of masonry walls strengthened with SFRC overlays. Gongcheng Lixue/Engineering Mechanics 27 (4) : 169-172. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Recent experimental results have demonstrated the great advantages of strengthening or rehabilitating structures using Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete (SFRC). This paper presents both the experimental and numerical results on the out-of-plane behavior of un-reinforced masonry walls strengthened with SFRC overlays. Four un-reinforced masonry walls strengthened with 1.0%, 1.5%, 2.0% and 2.5% volume fractions of steel fiber reinforced mortar were tested. It was found that the optimistic volume fraction of steel fibers used for strengthening un-reinforced masonry walls was 1.5%. Numerical simulations are compared with experimental results, and the proposed model simulates the ultimate load capacity of the strengthened wall well.
Source Title: Gongcheng Lixue/Engineering Mechanics
ISSN: 10004750
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