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Multi-level characterization of steel reinforced mortars for strengthening of masonry structures

Ghiassi, Bahman; Oliveira, Daniel V.; Marques, Vera; Soares, Edgar; Maljaee, Hamid


Bahman Ghiassi

Daniel V. Oliveira

Vera Marques

Edgar Soares

Hamid Maljaee


Textile Reinforced Mortars (TRMs) have received extensive attention for externally bonded reinforcement of historical and masonry structures. Despite this recent attention, the available information on the test methods and mechanical performance of TRMs at different scales are limited. Extensive experimental results are still necessary for development of design formulas and application guidelines. This paper presents a multi-level experimental investigation on the performance of Steel Reinforced Grouts (SRGs) as a common TRM type. The focus is not only on the mechanical characterization but also the test methods and practical challenges. The tests include materials characterization, fiber-to-mortar bond characterization, tensile tests on TRM composite, and TRM-to-masonry bond characterization tests. The tests are performed on three different SRG systems made of pozzolanic lime-based and geopolymeric-based mortars as sustainable matrices for strengthening and restoration applications.


Ghiassi, B., Oliveira, D. V., Marques, V., Soares, E., & Maljaee, H. (2016). Multi-level characterization of steel reinforced mortars for strengthening of masonry structures. Materials and Design, 110, 903-913.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 9, 2016
Online Publication Date Aug 10, 2016
Publication Date Nov 15, 2016
Deposit Date Nov 27, 2018
Publicly Available Date Nov 29, 2018
Journal Materials & Design
Print ISSN 0264-1275
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 110
Pages 903-913
Keywords Mechanical Engineering; General Materials Science; Mechanics of Materials
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