Nonlinear FE analysis of out-of-plane behaviour of masonry walls with and without CFRP reinforcement

Lidia La Mendola, Calogero Cucchiara, Vincenzo Licata, Matteo Accardi

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The out-of-plane behaviour of unreinforced and CFRP reinforced masonry wall is studied by means ofexperimental investigation and numerical FE modelling. The latter is based on a linear constitutive lawboth for ashlars and mortar joints constituting masonry and the lines of potential delamination are takeninto account by means of an interface element with bi-linear law, reproducing the opening failure mode.When reinforcement is introduced, an interface element with bi-linear law is also used, reproducing slidingfailure mode. Comparison between numerical and experimental results show the reliability of themodelling. Moreover, a parametric analysis is carried out in order to investigate the influence of theparameters defining the interface laws.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-196
Number of pages7
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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