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Title: Tensile properties of wire and fibre reinforced cementitious matrix composites for strengthening of masonry
Authors: Padalu P.K.V.R.
Singh, Yogendra C.
Das S.
Published in: Structures
Abstract: Currently, wire and fibre reinforced inorganic matrices are receiving a lot of attention amongst the structural engineers, especially for strengthening of existing masonry structures. The motivation behind this development stems from the drawbacks of organic (epoxy resin) matrices of fibre reinforced polymers (FRP). A number of cement-based composites have been developed in the recent years in form of fibre reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) and wire reinforced cementitious matrix (WRCM) composites. Since the development of composites made of cementitious matrix is still under development, the evaluation of mechanical properties of such systems is a crucial step in their application. The tensile strength of the composite is an important parameter for the design of the strengthening system. This article presents an experimental study on 75 welded wire mesh (WWM) and basalt fibre mesh (BFM) reinforcement and corresponding composite specimens. The specimens are tested following the relevant ASTM and ACI standards. The mechanical behaviour of the composite is compared with the constituent reinforcement. The failure modes and tensile behaviour of the composites before and after cracking are also discussed. The test results are analyzed and compared with ‘Aveston-Cooper-Kelly (ACK)’ theory and the ‘simplified tri-linear (STL) model’. © 2019 Institution of Structural Engineers
Citation: Structures (2020), 23(): 164-179
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: ACK model
Basalt fibre mesh
Mortar-based composites
Simplified tri-linear model
Tensile test
Wire mesh
ISSN: 23520124
Author Scopus IDs: 57204033421
Author Affiliations: Padalu, P.K.V.R., Dept. of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India
Singh, Y., Dept. of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India
Das, S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Windsor, Canada
Funding Details: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest. The first author has received a fellowship from the Ministry of Human Resource Development ( MHRD ), Government of India (Grant No: OH-31-23-200-428 ), for conducting this research work. The support received from the funding agency is gratefully acknowledged.
Corresponding Author: Singh, Y.; Dept. of Earthquake Engineering, IIT RoorkeeIndia; email:
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