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Materials 2011, 4(1), 311-326; doi:10.3390/ma4010311
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Masonry Columns Confined by Steel Fiber Composite Wraps

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Received: 7 December 2010; in revised form: 12 January 2011 / Accepted: 19 January 2011 / Published: 21 January 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovative Materials in Civil Constructions)
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Abstract: The application of steel fiber reinforced polymer (SRP) as a means of increasing the capacity of masonry columns is investigated in this study. The behavior of 23 solid-brick specimens that are externally wrapped by SRP sheets in low volumetric ratios is presented. The specimens are subjected to axial monotonic load until failure occurs. Two widely used types of masonry columns of differing square cross-sections were tested in compression (square and octagonal cross-sections). It is concluded that SRP-confined masonry behaves very much like fiber reinforced polymers (FRP)-confined masonry. Confinement increases both the load-carrying capacity and the deformability of masonry almost linearly with average confining stress. A comparative analysis between experimental and theoretical values computed in compliance with the Italian Council of Research (CNR) was also developed.
Keywords: masonry column; steel fiber; mechanical testing; reinforcement; confinement masonry column; steel fiber; mechanical testing; reinforcement; confinement
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MDPI and ACS Style

Borri, A.; Castori, G.; Corradi, M. Masonry Columns Confined by Steel Fiber Composite Wraps. Materials 2011, 4, 311-326.

AMA Style

Borri A, Castori G, Corradi M. Masonry Columns Confined by Steel Fiber Composite Wraps. Materials. 2011; 4(1):311-326.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Borri, Antonio; Castori, Giulio; Corradi, Marco. 2011. "Masonry Columns Confined by Steel Fiber Composite Wraps." Materials 4, no. 1: 311-326.


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