The effectiveness of a method to strengthen/repair unreinforced masonry (URM) by using timber-based products was investigated through experimental in situ testing. The strategy consists of timber-based panels connected to the masonry by means of screw fasteners. URM piers obtained from a century-old building were subjected to in-plane semi-cyclic quasi-static loading in as-built, repaired and retrofitted configurations. The application of the reinforcement on previously damaged piers led to a notable increase in the in-plane capacity while the initial stiffness of the repaired specimens was found to be consistent with that of the specimens tested as-built. When applied to undamaged masonry, the retrofit system allowed an in-plane force 40% higher than the capacity of the unreinforced walls, with the initial stiffness comparable with that of the repaired specimens. Both repaired and retrofitted specimens exhibited remarkable displacement capacity (drift levels > 2.0%) and energy dissipation. The effectiveness of a method to strengthen/repair unreinforced masonry (URM) by using timber-based products was investigated through experimental in situ testing. The strategy consists of timber-based panels connected to the masonry by means of screw fasteners. URM piers obtained from a century-old building were subjected to in-plane semi-cyclic quasi-static loading in as-built, repaired and retrofitted configurations. The application of the reinforcement on previously damaged piers led to a notable increase in the in-plane capacity while the initial stiffness of the repaired specimens was found to be consistent with that of the specimens tested as-built. When applied to undamaged masonry, the retrofit system allowed an in-plane force 40% higher than the capacity of the unreinforced walls, with the initial stiffness comparable with that of the repaired specimens. Both repaired and retrofitted specimens exhibited remarkable displacement capacity (drift levels > 2.0%) and energy dissipation.

On-site testing of masonry shear walls strengthened with timber panels / Giongo, I.; Rizzi, E.; Riccadonna, D.; Piazza, M.. - In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS. STRUCTURES AND BUILDINGS. - ISSN 0965-0911. - 174:5(2021), pp. 389-402. [10.1680/jstbu.19.00179]

On-site testing of masonry shear walls strengthened with timber panels

Giongo I.;Rizzi E.;Riccadonna D.;Piazza M.
2021-01-01

Abstract

The effectiveness of a method to strengthen/repair unreinforced masonry (URM) by using timber-based products was investigated through experimental in situ testing. The strategy consists of timber-based panels connected to the masonry by means of screw fasteners. URM piers obtained from a century-old building were subjected to in-plane semi-cyclic quasi-static loading in as-built, repaired and retrofitted configurations. The application of the reinforcement on previously damaged piers led to a notable increase in the in-plane capacity while the initial stiffness of the repaired specimens was found to be consistent with that of the specimens tested as-built. When applied to undamaged masonry, the retrofit system allowed an in-plane force 40% higher than the capacity of the unreinforced walls, with the initial stiffness comparable with that of the repaired specimens. Both repaired and retrofitted specimens exhibited remarkable displacement capacity (drift levels > 2.0%) and energy dissipation. The effectiveness of a method to strengthen/repair unreinforced masonry (URM) by using timber-based products was investigated through experimental in situ testing. The strategy consists of timber-based panels connected to the masonry by means of screw fasteners. URM piers obtained from a century-old building were subjected to in-plane semi-cyclic quasi-static loading in as-built, repaired and retrofitted configurations. The application of the reinforcement on previously damaged piers led to a notable increase in the in-plane capacity while the initial stiffness of the repaired specimens was found to be consistent with that of the specimens tested as-built. When applied to undamaged masonry, the retrofit system allowed an in-plane force 40% higher than the capacity of the unreinforced walls, with the initial stiffness comparable with that of the repaired specimens. Both repaired and retrofitted specimens exhibited remarkable displacement capacity (drift levels > 2.0%) and energy dissipation.
2021
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Giongo, I.; Rizzi, E.; Riccadonna, D.; Piazza, M.
On-site testing of masonry shear walls strengthened with timber panels / Giongo, I.; Rizzi, E.; Riccadonna, D.; Piazza, M.. - In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS. STRUCTURES AND BUILDINGS. - ISSN 0965-0911. - 174:5(2021), pp. 389-402. [10.1680/jstbu.19.00179]
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