The Use of Titanium in Conservation and Seismic Reinforcement of Masonry Structures

Marco Corradi, Adkins Jill

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Reinforcement of masonry buildings and infrastructures to meet structural safety requirements and new building codes has become a priority in the field of structural and earthquake engineering. A number of applications of titanium retrofits for use in civil engineering structural systems is described in this article. New advanced materials (composite materials, stainless steel, natural fibres) are being widely researched for repair and rehabilitation in civil engineering structures, but little research has been conducted regarding titanium alloys. The potential benefits, liabilities, and architectural considerations regarding the use of titanium alloys for reinforcing masonry structures are discussed with an emphasis on in-plane shear loading and out-of-plane bending. This paper therefore presents the state of the art in the use of titanium profiles in retrofitting masonry structural elements within historic structures. It includes a review of the development of the retrofitting methods and existing experimental studies on the mechanical behavior of masonry structures reinforced with titanium. Finally, it presents a number of case-studies and draws conclusions on current trends and practices based on reported studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationREHABEND 2022 - Euro-American Congress
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction Pathology, Rehabilitation Technology and Heritage Management
EditorsHaydee Blanco, Yosbel Boffill, Ignacio Lombillo
PublisherUniversity of Cantabria - Building Technology R&D Group
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9788409422531
ISBN (Print)9788409422524
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Euro-American Congress on Construction Pathology, Rehabilitation Technology and Heritage Management - Granada, Spain
Duration: 13 Sep 202216 Sep 2022
Conference number: 9

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ISSN (Print)2386-8198


Conference9th Euro-American Congress on Construction Pathology, Rehabilitation Technology and Heritage Management
Abbreviated titleREHABEND 2022

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