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Bond behavior degradation between FRP and masonry under aggressive environmental conditions

Ramirez, Rafael; Maljaee, Hamid; Ghiassi, Bahman; Louren�o, Paulo B.; Oliveira, Daniel V.


Rafael Ramirez

Hamid Maljaee

Bahman Ghiassi

Paulo B. Louren�o

Daniel V. Oliveira


Application of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) as external reinforcement for masonry structures has been found to be a promising technique, but the long-term behavior of such systems still needs attention. This study presents an overview of the experimental activities followed by the authors on durability of externally bonded FRP-masonry components subjected to water immersion and accelerated hygrothermal exposure. Both moist and hygrothermal environments were found to be extremely deteriorating in the studied materials and led to significant degradation of mechanical properties and loss in bond strength. The effect of mechanical surface treatment on the bond durability performance was also investigated.


Ramirez, R., Maljaee, H., Ghiassi, B., Lourenço, P. B., & Oliveira, D. V. (2019). Bond behavior degradation between FRP and masonry under aggressive environmental conditions. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 26(1), 6-14.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 28, 2018
Online Publication Date Dec 31, 2018
Publication Date Jan 2, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 9, 2019
Journal Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
Print ISSN 1537-6494
Electronic ISSN 1537-6532
Publisher Taylor & Francis Open
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Issue 1
Pages 6-14
Keywords Accelerated ageing, bond behavior, degradation, durability, FRP reinforcement, masonry
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