Strengthening of Existing Masonry Structures: Design Models

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Building on the concepts presented in the previous chapter, this chapter aims to present simplified design procedures and models for unreinforced masonry structures strengthened with fiber composites comprising textiles in inorganic matrices (textile-reinforced mortar). The following topics are covered: general safety principles and safety verifications; strengthening of masonry walls for out-of-plane loading (overturning, vertical flexural failure, and horizontal flexural failure) or in-plane loading (combined bending and axial loading, shear forces, lintels and tie areas); strengthening of curved masonry elements and confinement of masonry columns with circular or rectangular cross sections. Design equations are given for most of the cases listed above.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextile Fibre Composites in Civil Engineering
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781782424697
ISBN (Print)9781782424468
StatePublished - 2016


  • Design models
  • Masonry
  • Strengthening
  • Textile-reinforced mortar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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