Application of ordinary fiber-reinforced concrete layer in in-plane retrofitting of unreinforced masonry walls: Test and modeling

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1 Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Shiraz University of Technology, Shiraz, Iran

2 Civil and Environmental Engineering, Shiraz University of Technology, Shiraz, Iran


The masonry walls should have sucient in-plane strength and sti ness to withstand the seismic loads during strong ground shakings. Di erent retro tting techniques have been proposed for improving in-plane behavior of the unreinforced masonry (URM) walls. This study focuses on experimental evaluation and numerical simulation of a simple practical retro tting technique employing Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC) surface layer.
The simple FRC mix has conventional and available ber, low ber content, ordinary mix design, and applicable construction procedure. E ects of FRC mix properties, including ber type, ber content, and surface layer thickness, on in-plane behavior of masonry panels made up of conventional solid clay bricks are evaluated through experimental study in accordance with ASTM E-519 diagonal tension strength of masonry panels. In addition, a numerical simulation model for this retro tting technique in ABAQUS software is proposed
and validated with test results of bare and retro tted panels.


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