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Textile-to-mortar bond behaviour in lime-based textile reinforced mortars

Dalalbashi, Ali; Ghiassi, Bahman; Oliveira, Daniel V.


Ali Dalalbashi

Bahman Ghiassi

Daniel V. Oliveira


Lime-based textile-reinforced mortars (TRM) have recently found a growing interest for repair and strengthening of masonry and historical structures. Despite extensive experimental and numerical investigations performed in the last years on the performance of these composites, there is still a lack of fundamental understanding of the fabric-to-mortar bond behaviour (as one of the main mechanisms affecting the cracking and nonlinear response of these composites) and the parameters affecting that. This paper, aimed at addressing this gap, presents a comprehensive experimental and analytical investigation on how the test setup, embedded length, load rate, mortar age and fabric configuration affect the bond behaviour in lime-based TRMs. In total 160 pull-out tests are performed on a glass-based and a steel-based TRM commonly used for strengthening of masonry structures. The results contribute to standardization of the test procedures for characterization of the fabric-to-mortar bond behaviour, to fundamental understanding of this mechanism and to optimization of the design of these composites for enhancing their mechanical response.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 10, 2019
Journal Construction and Building Materials
Print ISSN 0950-0618
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 227
Article Number 116682
Institution Citation Dalalbashi, A., Ghiassi, B., & Oliveira, D. V. (2019). Textile-to-mortar bond behaviour in lime-based textile reinforced mortars. Construction and Building Materials, 227, doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.116682
Keywords General Materials Science; Civil and Structural Engineering; Building and Construction
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