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TRM strengthening of masonry arches: An experimental investigation on

Kariou, Florentia; Triantafyllou, Savvas; Bournas, Dionysios


Florentia Kariou

Savvas Triantafyllou

Dionysios Bournas


The effectiveness of the textile reinforced mortar (TRM) strenghtening technique on clay brick masonry arches is investigated. Eight half-scaled specimens were subjected to static monotonic loading applied at the quarter length of the span until failure. Experimental parameters comprised the number of TRM layers, the textile fibre material, and the strengthening layout, i.e., application in either the intrados or the extrados. The experimental results are discussed in terms of the resulting failure mechanisms and conclusions are drawn with regards to the strength and deformability achieved through each strengthening strategy.


Kariou, F., Triantafyllou, S., & Bournas, D. (2019). TRM strengthening of masonry arches: An experimental investigation on. Composites Part B: Engineering, 173, 1-13.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 26, 2019
Online Publication Date May 6, 2019
Publication Date Sep 15, 2019
Deposit Date May 14, 2019
Publicly Available Date May 7, 2020
Journal Composites Part B: Engineering
Print ISSN 1359-8368
Electronic ISSN 1879-1069
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 173
Article Number 106765
Pages 1-13
Keywords Textile reinforced mortar; Masonry arch; Strengthening
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