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Bond behavior in NSM-strengthened masonry

Maljaee, Hamid; Ghiassi, Bahman; Lourenço, Paulo B.


Hamid Maljaee

Assistant Professor in Structuralengineering

Paulo B. Lourenço


Near Surface Mounted (NSM) reinforcement is an interesting technique for seismic strengthening of masonry and historical structures. Despite having several advantages compared to conventional techniques, little attention has been given to understanding the involved mechanisms (such as bond behavior) in the performance of masonry components strengthened with this reinforcement technique. This study presents an experimental and analytical investigation on the bond performance of NSM-strengthened masonry bricks aiming at filling the existing gaps in the available experimental results in the literature. The main focus is on the effect of test setup and bond length, but attention has also been given to the groove size and loading regime effect on the bond performance. The accuracy of the existing bond strength prediction models is also assessed and the required modifications are proposed.


Maljaee, H., Ghiassi, B., & Lourenço, P. B. (2018). Bond behavior in NSM-strengthened masonry. Engineering Structures, 166, 302-313.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 30, 2018
Online Publication Date Apr 4, 2018
Publication Date Jul 1, 2018
Deposit Date May 15, 2018
Publicly Available Date Apr 5, 2019
Journal Engineering Structures
Print ISSN 0141-0296
Electronic ISSN 0141-0296
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 166
Pages 302-313
Keywords Near surface mounted ; Masonry ; Strengthening ; Bond ; FRP ; Experimental testing ; Analytical modeling
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