DBPapers
DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B11/S5.085

A MODERN RETROFITTING SOLUTION FOR EXISTING MASONRY BUILDINGS SEISMICALLY VULNERABLE

N. D. Stoica
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-07-0 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 1, 653-660 pp

ABSTRACT
In the entire world there is a huge number of existing masonry buildings with masonry structural walls system made of: stones, solid or cored bricks. Because of their emplacement in the earthquake or mining subsidence areas for a lot of them a retrofitting solution must be adopted as quick is possible. The use of composite materials in religious buildings and historical monuments, include two key principles, supported by the Venice Chart (1964), namely: structural interventions are less visible and does not alter the appearance of the building; action is reversible, with the possibility of disassembling initially established in the event of non-performance. Composite building efficiency is obtained only by ensuring adequate anchorage length at the ends of the material.

Keywords:FRP, polymer, grids, strength, node