Seismic upgrading works carried out with composite materials on historic constructions

A. Borri, G. Castori, M. Corradi, A. Giannantoni

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This paper presents in-situ applications of composites carried out with the aim of repairing and upgrading historical masonry structures. Issues related to this type of application have been investigated in the last decade, mainly in Italy due to the growing need for repair/rehabilitation and conservation of the vast architectural heritage. After initial applications in reinforcing masonry vaults, retrofitting works of historical buildings with composites have regarded a wide number of issues (shear reinforcement of masonry walls, construction encirclements, floor reinforcements, etc.). This paper briefly reviews some applications of structurally deficient buildings with composite materials (glass and steel fibers), with special emphasis on monumental and historic constructions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST 2010
EditorsB. H. V. Topping, J. M. Adam, F. J. Pallarés , R. Bru, M. L. Romero
PublisherCivil-Comp Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781905088386, 9781617389832
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 14 Sep 201017 Sep 2010
Conference number: 10 (Link to Conference Proceedings)

Publication series

NameCivil-Comp Proceedings
PublisherCivil-Comp Press
ISSN (Print)1759-3433


Conference10th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
Abbreviated titleCST 2010
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